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The official grand opening of the new Goodwill Superstore in Cranberry, will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 14. Participating in the 9am event will be local officials and Goodwill representatives.
Located at 1234 Freedom Road in Cranberry Township, the new Cranberry Goodwill Superstore will employ 30-40 people, which will infuse approximately $500,000 in payroll dollars into the local community annually. The store will be open for shoppers and donors Monday through Saturday, 9am to 9pm, and 11am to 7pm on Sundays. This is the 33rd store operated by Goodwill SWPA, and the second in the Cranberry area.
First-day shoppers will be treated to prizes, giveaways and refreshments, with the Burgh Bites Food Truck onsite for shoppers who need to fuel up while treasure hunting. Christen Malone, also known on-line as “The Thrifty Yinzer,” will be on site for repurposing demos at the store on Thursday June 14 and Saturday June 16.
The 24,000-square-foot Goodwill Superstore has 13,000 square feet of sales floor space and features a convenient drive-through, canopy-covered donation drop-off center. Martin Perry of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank advises Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania on their retail plans and represented Goodwill on the lease of the store.
“Cranberry has been a tremendous community for Goodwill, and that’s what why we are opening a second store in this area,” said Andrew Marano, Goodwill’s Assistant Vice President of Retail. “We know that our customers will all enjoy a great shopping atmosphere, along with a very easy way to donate their items to Goodwill.
The original Cranberry store, which opened in 2008, is located on 20668 Perry Highway. This store will maintain the same hours for shoppers and donors, Monday through Saturday, 9am to 9pm, and 11am to 7pm on Sundays. When it opened, the original Cranberry store was the 25th store in the Goodwill SWPA service territory. For the last nine years, it has been the most successful Goodwill store within the region. A list of all Goodwill SWPA stores can be found at www.goodwillswpa.org/goodwill-stores.