In many ways the opening of Glendale’s first Goodwill store will become a monumental occasion. This event will mark Goodwill of Central Arizona’s 50th
opening of a retail store in their region. Additionally, this event celebrates the efforts Goodwill has invested in opening a store in the city of Glendale. After several attempts by Goodwill over the past ten years, the city of Glendale and its residents have finally given support to having Goodwill move to 6161 W. Bell Road.
Goodwill’s Kim Ryder, Vice President of Real Estate and Commercial Services, explained “it took a total of six months to obtain the use permit, for this million dollar project”. The end result is the transformation of a tired, industrial inspired building into a thriving retail space that integrates harmoniously with the architecture and needs of its surrounding community. Andy Kroot with Velocity Retail Group added that when working with Goodwill he was” looking for a space that would place the store in a prominent location with good access and visibility that would serve the trade area”. And that it certainly does.
On May 11th, the city of Glendale’s residents will be able to take advantage of both the personal and economic benefits of shopping at a Goodwill store. With every trip to the Goodwill store awaits an adventure and discovery of new and unique items. Shopping will never be the same in the City of Glendale.