Southwest Wake News

May 19, 2014

Habitat Wake Restore plans to open this summer in Apex

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County plans to open its third ReStore at a shopping center on East Williams Street.

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County plans to open its third ReStore at a shopping center on East Williams Street.

The new 8,400-square-foot thrift store is set to open by July 12 inside a shopping complex in Apex owned by New Horizon’s Fellowship.

The store will sell appliances, flooring, lumber and other home improvement items. Sale proceeds go toward Habitat’s mission to build safe, affordable housing.

New Horizons is leasing the space that was used for youth activities and community events. Those activities will be relocated to two adjacent spaces.

“NHF has sponsored several homes locally and spearheaded a 100-home project in El Salvador with their partner church in San Salvador and other churches across Canada and the United States. This is just another example of their commitment and leadership in the community,” Rick Beech, Habitat’s vice president of faith, family and neighborhood relations, said in a statement.

Partnering with the church could mean Habitat could get more teenage volunteers, said spokeswoman Monique Delage.

Apex was the ideal place to expand the ReStore operation, Delage said.

“We are always trying to target where our audience is,” she said. “A lot of people that shop in our other stores or volunteer are from the Apex area.”

There are two other ReStores in Wake County: the flagship in Raleigh and a smaller boutique in Cary. The Apex store will be boutique-style.

“The growth that’s going on in Apex is amazing,” Delage said. “Last year we did quite a bit of building in Apex.”

Habitat built 16 homes in the White Oaks Villas community. Beginning in August, Habitat plans to build four more homes on Second Street.

 

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