Grand re-opening set for Habitat for Humanity ReStore | Business
From Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Reopening will be held on Saturday, May 19 at
9:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with celebrity guest Steve Thomas of This
Old House and local officials.
The Habitat ReStore’s new look will be unveiled after a monthlong
renovation during which the store’s interior will be redesigned and updated
in order to improve the shopping experience of our customers. Celebrity guest
Steve Thomas, former host of This Old House and national spokesperson for
Habitat for Humanity, International, will help us kick off the festivities with local officials.
The public is invited to checkout the new look and new merchandise immediately following the ceremony.
The ReStore is located at 4301 Airline Highway in the MetroAire Shopping Center
(corner of Airline & Plank).
Steve Thomas is an Emmy Award-winning television personality and former host
of the acclaimed home improvement shows This Old House and Renovation
Nation. He is known as an expert on home renovation and advocate for greener
building and renovation techniques. He has partnered with Habitat for Humanity
International to help raise awareness about the need for decent, affordable
The Habitat ReStore has been blessed with amazing support from our community
since it opened its doors in November 2003. It has grossed over $3.5 million in
sales since that time, all in support of Habitat’s mission to eliminate substandard
housing! The Habitat ReStore is a retail outlet where quality, used and surplus
building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Proceeds from the
ReStore help fund the construction of Habitat houses within our community.
Materials sold by Habitat ReStore are usually donated from building supply
stores, contractors, demolition crews or from individuals. In addition to raising
funds, the ReStore helps the environment by rechanneling good, usable materials
into use. Since its opening, it is estimated that the ReStore has saved 2,500 tons of
useable building materials from the landfill.