RESTORE MOVING TO LARGER LOCATION
2365 Rust Avenue, Cape
Habitat for Humanity’s operation office
and retail outlet, ReStore is relocating to a 12,000
square-foot building at 2365 Rust Avenue in Cape Girardeau.
Walt Wildman, ReStore manager said the business has expanded
in recent years to the point that they grew out of their
former location located on North Middle Street in downtown
The Cape store is one of more than 500 such
affiliates across the United States. The non-profit
organization accepts contributions of new and gently used
materials from individuals, contractors, and retail supply
stores. Contributors are provided a donation receipt entitling
them to receive a tax deduction.
The larger space will allow them to
accommodate more building and furniture items and provide for a
more organized layout for shoppers. The store was
established over three years ago and supports the construction
and funding of the local Habitat for Humanity homes operations.
Merchandise is typically half the price of like items when
purchased at full retail value. Open to the entire public,
ReStore provides property owners an opportunity to maintain or
upgrade their places of residence at a great savings.
Items to be found vary from day to
day. Typical inventory includes a large variety of doors,
windows, lighting fixtures, toilets, sinks, lavatories,
vanities, ceramic tile, and other items. Used furniture in
quality condition can also be available dependent on
donations. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place,
Ltd. represented the owner of the property, Gary W. Rust, Trust.
Kelsey said the building is located right off of South
Kingshighway, near the intersection of Highway 74 (Shawnee