After two months of transition to their new location, the Habitat Store will be ready to re-open its doors this Saturday, March 30, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration starting at 9:30 a.m.
The new Store is now located at 3451 Wheaton Way in East Bremerton, next to Grocery Outlet and the old Value Village.
“We’re excited to finally be open and in a location that will be much more accessible to the community,” said store manager Don Nelson.
Back in 2006, Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County originally set up the Habitat Store (formerly Builders Bargains) as a place for the resale of new and gently used building materials.
Since 2006, more than 3 million pounds of material have been diverted from the landfill. In addition, all profits from the Habitat Store go toward building new Habitat homes. Since the Store opened in 2006, it has helped build 12 more Habitat homes in the community.
Habitat also recently accepted applications to find seven new families or individuals to become home owners at two new build sites at Whittle Place in Bremerton and Harris Court in Port Orchard.
With the move to Wheaton Way, the Habitat Store is also moving into a larger building, at close to 12,000 square feet of retail space. This will allow the store to have more and better displays of material, as well as give staff the ability to manage greater quantities of items. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
“It’s been amazing to see so many people come together to help us do this – including folks at the City of Bremerton and a long list of contractors and volunteers,” said Habitat Board President Tom Moore. “We invite everyone to join us in celebrating our new store, and we encourage folks to take a look at all our new inventory.”
Habitat for Humanity of Kitsap County builds decent and affordable housing in partnership with people who are living in poverty housing and who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means.
The Habitat Store is a new and used building materials store.
For more information, please visit KitsapHabitat.org.