Goodwill store opens
“The line was clear across the building and the parking lot,” said Charles Strauch, Licking/Knox Counties Goodwill Industries executive director. Nearly 200 customers packed the store, which is a very remodeled version of the former Albanese IGA grocery store on Hebron Road.
“We made an investment,” said Strauch. Goodwill invested roughly $50,000 in remodeling, which included new drywall, paint, fixtures, and tile.
Wednesday morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony included Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker; State Representative Dan Dodd (D-91st District); Buckeye Lake Director of Development Valerie Hans; Buckeye Lake Village Council members Charlene Hayden, A. Kaye Hartman, and Hilde Hildebrandt; and Buckeye Lake Planning Commission members Stacy McCloud and Bill Cassidy. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The store carries clothes, domestics, toys, books, and larger furniture items.