Goodwill grand opening in new location is May 6

On Saturday, May 6, Goodwill open a new store at 5980 Krueger Lane in Oak Park Heights.

On Saturday, May 6, Goodwill open a new store at 5980 Krueger Lane in Oak Park Heights.

Goodwill has operated in the city for eight years, first opening its doors in 2009. The company says the move puts the store nearer Highway 36, increasing visibility and easing navigation for its community of shoppers and donors.

The new Goodwill features a drive-through donation center that is open daily.

Goodwill is seeking Energy Star certification for the location by meeting standards for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

“We’re gratified at how enthusiastically the community has embraced our mission of eliminating barriers to work and independence,” said Michael Wirth-Davis, president and CEO of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN). “At the new store, customers will enjoy a Goodwill that’s bigger and brighter, but one thing remains the same: they’re shopping for a cause. Proceeds from Goodwill retail stores support job training and placement services that prepare people for work.”

The grand opening includes a ribbon-cutting at 8:45 a.m. The store opens at 9 a.m. with savings up to 40 percent and Goodwill gift card giveaways.