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The #mplsReStore Grand Opening Weekend Recap

Posted by Becky Engen on Sep 19, 2016 12:24:00 PM
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The Grand Opening Weekend for the new Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Minneapolis was three days filled with fun and excitement for staff and customers alike!

Board_cut_clapping.jpgIn true Habitat style, things kicked off with a 2x4 cutting on Thursday morning with Habitat staff, volunteers and special guest, Amy Matthews. Once the doors opened, shoppers immediately began exploring the new space, and it was only a matter of second before the first "sold" sticker made an appearance on a piece of furniture.

Raffle_two_women_writing-564819-edited.jpgThursday, Friday and Saturday included fun giveaways of Habitat for Humanity coin banks, Valspar reusable shopping bags and Handy Paint Pails (while supplies lasted!). A few lucky shoppers also walked away with our giveaway items, including full ReStore punch cards (worth $10 off your next purchase) and Habitat swag bags. Congrats to our swag bag winners: Joan S., Richard C., Bill L., Nana A., Thomas R., and Jose A. And special congratulations to our grand prize winner, taking home a brand new refrigerator... Amanda L.!

On Saturday, things got even more exciting with a special appearance and DIY talk with Amy Matthews! Afterward, Amy hosted a meet & greet and signed photos for fans. She also hosted a Facebook Live event, answering fans' DIY questions (you can view the live Q & A session here).

AmyMatthewsFacebookLive.pngA few other fun facts from this weekend:

  • We are a new stomping ground for the local fire department! They stopped by the store every day during our Grand Opening.
  • Many of our regular customers from our New Brighton store made a trip to see us and our new store - what a wonderful showing of support!
  • Our top-selling categories this weekend were: Appliances, Hardware and Paint.

Thank you to everyone who came out and made our Grand Opening weekend a successful, fun-filled event!

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