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ReStore to relocate

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 5:26 PM

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is moving to a new facility, allowing it to nearly double in size.

The ReStore, previously located on North Middle Street in downtown Cape Girardeau, will relocate to 2365 Rust Avenue.

The store will remain closed until it reopens at its new location at noon Thursday, May 5.

The ReStore has been open for three years and its business has continued to grow each year, said Walt Wildman, store manager. A larger building was needed to allow for future growth and provide a more organized layout for shoppers.

During its reopening weekend, the store will be open expanded hours, Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday, May 7, with hotdogs, popcorn, and drinks available.

Proceeds from the ReStore support the construction of local Habitat for Humanity homes.

To donate items to the ReStore, people may call 334-9728 or bring items to the store.

Realtors Thomas M. Meyer, on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, and Tom Kelsey of Lorimont Place, Ltd., on behalf of the Gary W. Rust Trust, negotiated the building lease.

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What was previously in the Rust Avenue building?

-- Posted by justbob on Wed, Apr 20, 2011, at 7:26 PM

CDI Inc. Drapery & Beadspread Mfg. (1995)

-- Posted by Yankee Station on Wed, Apr 20, 2011, at 8:34 PM

Where is Rust Avenue?

-- Posted by riverwalk on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 5:49 AM

I truly hope that this new location will allow for a cleaner and more organized store. I have shopped at, and donated to our local store, and was very disappointed with the overall cluttered condition.

Would never be so harsh, however, have had three other experiences, in three different states where The Restore has been not only extremely helpful in terms of its stock, and informed employees, but also exemplary in its cleanliness and merchandising. I am very optimistic about what a new start can offer, and hope that this new location will provide grounds for a positive and much needed change.......for everyone's benefit. I know that managing such an operation calls for a lot of discipline and "tough love". Good Luck, and God Bless.

-- Posted by lori ann on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 7:34 AM

Rust Avenue is located off of South Kingshighway, just south of Highway 74: http://mapq.st/h8zpb7

-- Posted by whistleone on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 9:12 AM

I guess I won't be able to shop the restore cause I could just walk to it and now I won't be able to I guess they lost my business!

-- Posted by capeguy30 on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 10:04 AM

So, the ReStore is ReLocating! LOL! I like the store, but it's very hard to get around in. I'd also like to see it open more hours. You can find some great treasures there, but it's very dirty right now.

-- Posted by Hot Dog on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 3:52 PM

The main difference between the Cape ReStore and some others in larger cities is that Cape only has one full-time employee. Countless hours go into getting the store organized. I think people will be impressed with the new store and layout. We've aimed to have more organization for everyone.

-- Posted by wmiller on Mon, Apr 25, 2011, at 12:27 PM

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Melissa Miller is business editor at The Southeast Missourian. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, she's worked as a reporter, photographer, editor and as the executive director of two not-for-profit organizations. After living in Michigan and then Indiana, she moved back to her hometown of Jackson, Mo. In addition to writing daily stories for The Southeast Missourian, Melissa coordinates editorial content each month for Business Today. Business Today is a monthly publication for southeast Missouri's business community. Monthly themes include health care, agriculture, women in business, technology and more. Business Today is direct mailed to business owner and managers throughout southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Follow her updates on local business developments at www.twitter.com/semissourianbiz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelissaMillerSoutheastMissourian

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