The old CompUSA building on Division Street has a new lease on life as the Arc of Spokane is opening a new thrift store at that location next week.
The new store is going to be a destination for Spokane thrift shoppers, with a great location near downtown businesses, a huge selection and prices that are, quite frankly, unbelievable. But that's not what makes this place so special; every penny turned here goes right back into the work the Arc of Spokane does.
"Everybody can come in and find a great value," Fred Meyer, director of the new store, said.
It's not open yet but is absolutely packed. Meyer said once the store opens, they plan on being able to add 12,000 new items to the floor each day.
"So every day there will be a new treasure for somebody to find in our store," Meyer said.
"It was hard to imagine but seeing it now its phenomenal," Brian Holloway, director of advocacy and family support for the Arc of Spokane, said. "It's just amazing what Fred's been able to do with it and we're just excited about the benefit that it is going to bring to our programs."
The thrift store will supplement funding for programs like the Arc's community center
"We're working to help people who for many years didn't have an opportunity to live a rich and meaningful life," Holloway said.
That means finding those people work, homes and opportunities to be happy, which is definitely a worthy cause.
The thrift store officially opens next Monday at 9 a.m.