Goodwill can offer customers more selection and twice the floor space now that the store has moved to Wolf Creek Mall on West Market Street.
The new store features about 8,000 square feet of sales floor, which is larger than the former store on South Washington Street.
"This location is almost two to three times the size," said Mark Harris, director of marketing and development for Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio. "We can offer a better shopping experience and a better selection.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Shoppers browse the merchandise at the new Goodwill location, 2437 W. Market St. The store celebrated its grand opening Friday.
"We needed more space. It's a real nice, new location," he said. "There's more room in the back for folks to work. And there's twice the floor space."
Harris said the Tiffin store has been looking for a new location for several years.
"Overall, we have a lot of customers, really loyal customers," he said. "We hope people check the new store out. There are larger aisles and a much larger selection. We're just really glad to be a part of the Tiffin community."
The store's address is 2437 W. Market St. For more information, call (419) 447-0032 or visit www.goodwillnwohio.com.
During its grand opening Friday, store manager Ava Fuller said lots of customers were stopping in to check out the new location.
In addition to more space, Harris said the new store is easier for customers to access, has a brighter interior, more parking and a well-marked donor area.
He said the price of merchandise will not change.
Stores fund the mission of Goodwill Industries, which is to assist people with barriers to employment to achieve independence.
"The better the store, the more people we can help," Harris said. "It's a win-win situation for everybody."
Since 1933, Goodwill Industries has provided employment and job training to individuals with disabilities and work-related disadvantages.
"As unemployment increases, so does the need for Goodwill's services," Harris said. "Strong families and communities are a result of individuals who have gained economic independence and become a contributing member of the community."
Expanded store hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.