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Longfellow ReStore hits $1 million mark

Posted on 23 April 2018 by calvin

The Minneapolis ReStore—a home improvement outlet that supports Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity—has reached an incredible milestone.

The Minneapolis location opened in mid-September of 2016 in the Longfellow neighborhood at 2700 Minnehaha Ave. S. Now, a year and a half later, the Minneapolis store has hit a huge milestone: one million dollars in sales. And all that goes right back to making Habitat homes affordable for low-income homebuyers across the Twin Cities.

“Hitting the $1 million milestone this quickly is unusual for Habitat ReStores (850 nationwide) and helps to validate that we picked a great location,” says Pete O’Keefe, Senior Manager for ReStore Operations. The Minnehaha location is easily accessible to city dwellers and is near bus and light rail routes.

The ReStore features quality donated home furnishings, furniture, and building supplies at a fraction of the original cost. They accept donations, many of which are new overstock items from offices, apartment complexes, and construction sites. All revenue from the ReStore goes to building, rehabbing and repairing homes for hard-working local families.

Last year, proceeds from the ReStore sponsored the construction of six homes for low-income Twin Cities families., as well as diverted 940 tons of building materials from landfills.