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Sisters Habitat ReStore has been restored

The Sisters Habitat ReStore is alive and well in the same location, thanks to a two-year lease with the building’s new owner — Bend Soap Company. With Bend Soap Company’s blessing, the ReStore has just completed a “facelift” to the interior.

The store entrance and checkout counter are now at the opposite end of the building (the west end) which separates it from the donations and pick-ups at the east end of the building.

The front door is for shopping, the back door for donations and pick-up. This eliminates the bottleneck that would occur on busy days and gives more room for sorting new items coming in.

Sean Caldarella, an assistant manager of the ReStore, said: “One of the best things about the ReStore facelift is that we certainly have a much better flow. It makes the ReStore feel more like a store than it did before.”

A much-needed bonus of moving the entrance is access to the ADA ramp at the front door.

There is also more space for the outside yard area, and for tools and electronics inside.

Assistant Manager, Amy Shultz encourages people to “come check it out. We’re really excited for the new flow!”

During the month of March, ReStore is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are accepted Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beginning April 1 ReStore will be open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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