The Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity Restore pausing in-person donations as the organization works towards opening its new location.
Habitat’s Jennifer Olsen said donations should resume once the Jefferson Avenue location opens.
“We’re trying to get everything moved and organized over at the new location,” Olsen said. “The amount of drop-offs that we generally have over there it was just going to be too overwhelming to try and take in new while also getting everything organized at the new store.”
While an official opening date was not shared, Olsen said Habitat is about 90 percent through the moving process. Olsen said about 16,000 square feet of inventory has been moved from 15th Street to the new location by Big R Farm and Home.
“We’re waiting for a few things to get completed, and then, we can get our occupancy certificate,” Olsen said. “Then hopefully we can open our doors for a soft opening or grand opening before too long.”
In the mean time, Olsen said you can still make donations online or by calling (931) 528-1709. Olsen said the new location should be an overall better experience for shoppers.
“It’s a great spot,” Olsen said. “It will be easy for donations. It will be easy for shopping. We will have heating, air, restrooms in a nice new facility. We’re excited.”