ReStore Holds Grand Opening at New Location

After a decade on Royal Street, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore relocated to a more-modern facility centrally located on Elysian Fields between I-10 and I-610. The new 15,000 square foot facility offers an enhanced shopping experience for locals with an expanded inventory of building materials and furniture along with convenient parking opportunities.

The building on Elysian Fields was most recently a mini-storage and cabinet dealer retail store. The facility has been renovated and improvements made to the exterior as well as the interior. The completed phase I includes the completion of the 15,000 square foot retail space for the New Orleans Habitat’s ReStore, retail and warehouse space for Farrell Calhoun Paint Store, and warehouse space for New Orleans Habitat for Humanity’s building operations. Phase II is scheduled to be completed by March, 2013 will include build out of offices for New Orleans Habitat’s operations which handles accounting, volunteer services, family services, development, communications and administration.

“This urban corridor is a great location for the ReStore’s expansion,” stated Jim Pate, Executive Director, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. “This move and expansion has primed the ReStore for growth in both revenues and donations with a more organized procurement and marketing focus.”

The ReStore held an all-day Community Open House and Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, January 19th. Festivities included music by Soul Project, kids’ activities, DIY demonstrations, food trucks and partner organization informational tables. Festivities ran throughout the day at the new ReStore located at 2900 Elysian Fields.