Photos by Retiring
Goodwill opens with big numbers. (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/19/2019)
The Feb. 15 opening of the thrift store here for Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin was a madhouse but the store is also providing a glimpse into the future for the non-profit that uses the revenues to fund its job training and other programs.
The 14,000-square-foot space is in what had been a Copps grocery store, which closed in 2009 to move into a more modern facility that is now a Pick'n Save a few blocks away in Middleton Hills. The thrift store and donation center is LEED certified, is bathed in natural light, has roof-top solar panels and has a drive-up drop-off on the north side of the building, which replaces a drop off center on University Avenue that is now closed.