Atlantic Salvation Army Store set to close Friday (7/17)


July 16th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Salvation Army Store in Atlantic is set to close Friday (July 17th). Salvation Army Officials in Omaha issued the following statement to KJAN News this (Thursday) morning:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of our Atlantic, Iowa Salvation Army Family Store—effective as of the close of business Friday, July 17.  Declining sales revenues accelerated by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced this decision.  We are working to assist our remaining store staff as they search for new jobs in the community.  We were hoping to mark the store’s tenth anniversary of operation this year; unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic’s damaging economic effects have made it impossible to keep the store open.

We thank the Atlantic community for its faithful support of this store over the years, and we want to reassure the community that Salvation Army social services will continue in the area despite the store’s closure.  We have had a presence in Cass County for decades, and we will maintain that presence—serving those in need—going forward.”

The store, in the Atlantic Shopping Plaza, held its grand opening Dec. 7th, 2012.