A whole new shopping experience comes to southern Ohio on Tuesday morning when the doors open on the new store of Goodwill Industries of South Central Ohio in Circleville.
In the former Volunteers of America location at 24799 US 23 South across from Logan Elm Village, the store will feature a décor that’s been compared to high-end department stores and one that has a “country feel” to it. Yet, the prices remain the same as those of all other Goodwill stores, including in the current location near Aldi’s which will close at the end of hours on Monday.
A grand opening celebration is set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the store that’s next to the Save-A-Lot grocery. To preview the new décor, customers also will be treated to Goodwill’s once-a-month sale in which all items are 50 percent off, except jewelry and furniture. This sale is held every first Tuesday of a month.
“This store will set the new standard for our operations in terms of look and feel that will be coupled with world-class customer service,” said Marvin Jones, CEO of the eight-county Goodwill Industries organization. “Our team has put in a lot of time and effort in making this shopping experience unique among thrift stores. We are more than doubling the sales floor from our current location as well as providing a better work environment for all employees, including those with developmental disabilities. We’ve hired four more employees overall to provide better customer service.”
For those donating clothing, wares and furniture, a dock area on the side of the building will keep the items out of the elements and provide easy access to our warehouse area where they will be processed and prepared to go to the sales floor.
The store’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-5 on Sundays. The Circleville store is the first of several big changes in the operation as new stand-alone stores are being built in Jackson (opening in January) and in Athens (opening by next April).