Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest's newest thrift store location is about to open for business. This new Goodwill is a part of a redevelopment of the former Albertson's grocery store at 1617 W. Northwest Blvd. There Goodwill will occupy about half of the original store building with about 20,000 square feet of both retail space and a donation / processing center ( the store side is about 10,000 square feet ) .
Goodwill splits the building with a new location of the Planet Fitness chain of fitness centers. A pre-grand opening sale is going on now for Planet Fitness and they are to open their side of the building sometime around the end of this month. A new Carl's Jr. restaurant is also planned on a pad site in the parking lot. As is couple of other commercial spaces that will probably be on the part of the lot where Albertson's once operated a gas station. The building and entire site have been vacant since Albertson's closed that store in 2011.
The official grand opening celebration for Goodwill will be on Friday, Mar 17th from 9am - 8pm . Customers during the grand opening can enter to win a $50 Goodwill gift certificate. Spokane Indians mascot Otto will also be there from 9:15 - 10:15 for photos, and Kiss 98.1 will be broadcasting live at the store from 3-5.
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest also currently has another store under construction over in Post Falls. That location on Hwy 41 & 16th Ave. should be also be opening in the near future and is actually a larger new replacement for the currently Post Falls Goodwill store on Seltice Way. We'll have a separate post about that store when we know more.
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