South Philly ReStore to Get Two-Day Grand Opening with “Fun Day” Events

The new store is anticipated to help along economic activity on Washington Avenue.

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Image via Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia blog

Its celebratory, two-part introduction to Point Breeze isn’t the only reason for why you should be getting pumped about the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 2318 Washington Avenue. Real estate-wise, the 17,000-square-foot facility is anticipated to be a little gold nugget that will add to the neighborhood in more ways than one.

Indeed, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger, who is set to discuss economic development along Washington Avenue and the jobs this particular store will bring during tomorrow’s ribbon-cutting, believes the new South Philadelphia ReStore is “sure to be so much more than a great new place to shop in Point Breeze.”

In addition to occupying a previously vacant building and potentially stimulating more economic activity on the avenue, the ReStore will offer locals a place to donate gently-used home goods and acquire low-cost building materials, while also furthering Habitat’s mission of providing affordable housing to those who need it. All proceeds from the store will go “towards the building and repairing of homes,” said Greenberger, per a press release.

The ReStore’s grand opening will include a formal ribbon-cutting on Friday, June 26 and will count Greenberger, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia Executive Director Frank Monaghan, The Old House’s Steve Thomas, and Eagles cheerleaders, among others, in attendance. (Further details below.)

This event will be followed by a “Family Fun Day,” which will feature music, food trucks, DIY workshops, raffle prize, and more, on Saturday, June 27.

WHAT: Washington Avenue ReStore Ribbon-Cutting
WHEN: Friday, June 26, 10am-12pm
WHERE: ReStore, 2318 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

WHAT: Family Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 9am-2pm
WHERE: ReStore, 2318 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Photos courtesy of Sage Communications.