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Habitat for Humanity opens first NYC store

Habitat for Humanity’s nonprofit home improvement store and donation center, ReStore, has signed a 4,100 s/f retail lease at 62-01 Northern Boulevard, Woodside in Queens, NY.

Photo by Natalie Maynor/ Flickr
Photo by Natalie Maynor/ Flickr

The deal represents the first New York City location for ReStore, which sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories and building materials to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

There are currently over 750 ReStore’s that are independently owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, as a way for Habitat to raise revenue and promote its message of sustainability.

Products, which can include anything from  kitchen cabinetry and lighting, to household and décor items, are donated by individuals, manufacturers, contractors and stores. In addition to its brick-and-mortar locations, Restore has an online presence for specialty items, including SubZero refrigerators and Miele appliances.

“We are thrilled to be part of ReStore’s debut in the outer boroughs of New York City, where more than seven million residents will be introduced to the concept of tackling home improvements with recycled/re-purposed materials purchased at a fraction of the regular price – typically 50-80% percent off the original retail value,” said Dean T. Rosenzweig , Senior Vice President, Retail Services at CBRE, who, along with Jeremy Scholder, negotiated the lease on behalf of the tenant.

“We look forward to continue working side by side with Habitat as they expand ReStore throughout the boroughs.”

The ownership, Pliskin Realty & Development, Inc., was represented in-house by Christopher Wierzbicki.

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