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Habitat For Humanity Holds Grand Opening For Its New Store In Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It may sound a little odd but the grand opening is next Saturday for an unusual store that’s been open more than a month.

ReStore is Habitat for Humanity’s 19,000 square foot outlet in Kensington, sort of Goodwill meets Home Depot, says Habitat’s Corinne O’Connell.

“It’s going to be game-changing for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and I think it’s a great investment for the city itself where there’s a place where items can go, gently-used that can have a second life.”

It also sells windows, appliances, doors, tile, paint, and other home improvement items. ReStore has also been a learning experience for Professor Jim Hutchin’s Temple Business students.

“Habitat for Humanity was kind enough to let us put together a program where we used a full-time MBA class to put together a business plan for their ReStore venture.”

A plan that O’Connell says was instrumental in getting a William Penn Foundation grant to get the doors open.

For more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Habitat-for-Humanity-Philadelphia/127853630577256 and habitatphiladelphia.org.

Reported By John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio

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