Magoun Square's Salvation Army store has been renovated and is ready for their grand-reopening on Thursday April 3rd at 9:00am. Complete with some new, returning staff and over 8,000 square feet of retail space, the location will continue to serve as both a family store and a drop-off center, but with more merchandise.
The renovation, which started in November, included (will include) more efficient HVAC (and visually better), new energy efficient lighting, flooring, a proper back room, upgrades to ADA requirements, outside facade facelift (painting, new sign, stripping red paint on stone and bring out natural stone), and will end with the parking lot being repaved/striped. They also cleaned out catch basins and repainted parking lot side of exterior wall.
Lieutenant Joseph Swistak graciously allowed me to come by and photograph the space for today's pictorial. Very excited about the upcoming opening, Lt. Swistak mentioned that there will be new bins coming for after-hours donations that will sit on the side of the building and that hours of operation are set for 9:00am until 5:30pm Monday through Saturday for now. Extending the hours to 9:00pm is a possibility, but post-5:30pm foot traffic will determine whether the retail space will look to operate for the full 12 hour day.