Salvation Army Store in Avon opening Jan. 26

Donations now being accepted.

The Salvation Army store in Avon will officially open on Jan. 26. The Salvation Army broke ground in May on its newest Northeast Ohio location, and as of Dec. 13, workers were putting items on racks inside the store.

“We’re now accepting donations,” Salvation Army Capt. Patrick Wilson said. Donations can be dropped off at the Main Street location (which connects SR 83 and Chester Road) at the rear of the building between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Wilson said plans but the project experienced delays.

“We’re definitely set for Jan. 26.

The new store is 27,000 square feet and includes 19,000 square feet of shopping space filled with bargain-priced clothing, household items, electronics, books, toys, furniture and collectables. Budget-conscious shoppers can also shop the store’s even deeper “Family Day” discounts on Wednesdays.

“Our new Family Store will offer more selection and more bargains that appeal to everyone in order to provide our customers with a better shopping experience and support our social services work,” Wilson, who oversees The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland, said. “We really look forward to contributing to the community at all levels.”

The new store will bring more than 30 new jobs to the area.

The Salvation Army provides assistance for people in the community who are struggling with alcohol, drugs, and other life issues since revenues from the Family Store will support the charity’s rehabilitation center. This center offers services free of charge, and sales from the Family Thrift store are its sole source of funding. Families in need may also receive vouchers for free furniture or clothing from the store through other Salvation Army programs.

For more information, and to make any donations of gently used items contact 216-881-2625 or 800-SA-TRUCK.



bev connors December 16, 2012 at 04:16 AM
salvation army has been way over priced. been to the one on cleveland street and not only over priced but also filthy and odor is something i cant explain. wont shop there ever again. they moved to avon because goodwill is doing well there. goodwill is reasonably price and always very clean. people who work there are also very nice. salvation army wont do well if the continue to run their store like the one in elyria
Patch reader January 29, 2013 at 08:44 PM
“We’re definitely set for Jan. 26." They said they were going to open 3 days ago. Anyone know what is up?
Leah Toney February 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM
If it is as high priced as people say it is, they won't do very well! I haven't been there yet because of that. If I was going to pay high prices, I would buy something new!
Christina Cocchiarale Ward May 11, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Salvation Army in Avon and Strongsville are AWESOME! Prices are decent. The Goodwill out there isn't any good in my opinion. Not enough stuff for the kids dept. I will say I do like that the GW doesn't staple their tags to the clothing but other than that, either SA I mentioned are AWESOME!!


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