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Salvation Army Store to hold Grand Opening in Atlantic


November 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Grand Opening Ceremony will take place December 7thin Atlantic, for the new Salvation Army Thrift Store, in the Atlantic Shopping Plaza.

The new Salvation Army Thrift Store in Atlantic. Grand Opening Dec. 7, 2012.

Lawrence McPherson, Administrator for the Omaha, NE Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) says the building, which previously served as the Alco Store, offers a more serviceable and profitable location than their smaller store was on west 7th Street, which closed a little over a month ago. By “profitable,” McPherson refers to the SA’s ability to serve the people of western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska, by supporting their Rehabilitation Center in Omaha.

McPerson says acquiring the building from the Nodell Company is something that’s been in the works for some time. He says they began negotiations with the building’s owner about a year and a-half ago, but he says the Nodell Company was very helpful and cooperative in the process.

He says visitors to the Salvation Army Family Store in Atlantic will be pleasantly surprised at what’s available for purchase, and with the reasonable prices. The store will be open beginning December 7th, Monday through Saturday, from 9-a.m. to 9-p.m.  McPherson says you can also drop-off your “gently used furniture, clothing and appliances at the new location. He says if you can’t drop off your items, they will try to pick them up. Simply call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

The Salvation Army he says, not only recycles products, clothing, furniture and appliances, they also “recycle lives.” McPherson  says your purchases and donations offer the chance for the Salvation Army to better serve its clients and change the lives of those involved in the ARC program. He says he thinks everyone will enjoy the new store, and they look forward to an enhanced relationship with residents in the area.