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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Goodwill is opening a store in Roanoke where Petland closed in April.
The 10,000-square-foot store off Franklin Road is expected to open in late September, according to Kelly Coleman, a spokeswoman for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. The new location also will have a drive-up donation center in the front.
Contractors are renovating the former pet shop space now. A building permit filed with the city estimates the work to cost about $110,000.
The store will employ 15 people, Coleman said.
Goodwill chose the location because it is convenient for donors and shoppers who travel the U.S. 220 corridor, especially those coming to and from Rocky Mount, Coleman said.
The proximity to other discount stores, such as Big Lots, which opened last week, was also appealing, she said.
The building that houses the new Goodwill and the neighboring dry cleaner was recently sold, according to a deed filed in Roanoke. The Shoppes at Hunting Hills LLC purchased the property from Quatros Amigos Partnership LLC for $1.4 million.
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