Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
The new Savers store in Crestwood will bring approximately 50 jobs into the city, according to a news release from the company. Those interested in remaining management and team member positions can apply on the Savers website.
The for-profit retailer of secondhand clothing and home goods is tentatively scheduled to open Feb. 21. Residents can now drop off their donations at the store.
Renovations on the former Barnes & Noble, 9618 Watson Rd., began this fall. There is currently one other Savers store in the St. Louis area, which opened in Ellisville in October.
The chain donates money to local non-profit partners for every item donated to stores. Donations to the Crestwood store will benefit Vietnam Veterans of America. The non-profit will also receive money for items donated directly to them through their home pick-up service, according to a release from Savers.
“When we open a store in a new market, we always aim to form partnerships with organizations that are strong supporters of the local community. The first St. Louis-area Savers, located in Ellisville, also partners with the Vietnam Veterans of America, so we were eager to continue this wonderful relationship and help them bring even more support to veterans in the area," District Manager Rick Sturdivant said.
Savers isn't the only area thrift store aiming to benefit veterans. Proceeds from Red Rack, which opened in Affton and Ballwin in 2012, go toward the Disabled American Veterans.
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