Salvation Army's thrift store closes for renovations - - Jackson, MS

Salvation Army's thrift store closes for renovations

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Salvation Army's Family Thrift Store is closing its doors Thursday afternoon.

The store will be closed for the next few weeks while it undergoes a $60,000 renovation.

When it reopens, the store will have a more upscale atmosphere, according to Cindy Cheeks, a spokesperson for the Salvation Army.

Crews will replace the flooring, paint the walls, lower ceiling fans and lights, and bring in new shelving and display cases. The Salvation Army believes the makeover will help bring in more customers.

"When people see the renovations that take place, it'll be a more welcoming store, it'll be more warm and they'll feel more comfortable coming in. It won't have that thrift store, rummage feel any longer," said Cheeks.

Cheeks said the store is one of the charitable organization's biggest money makers, currently bringing in an average of $3,000 a day.

It will re-open the first week of June.

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