Preparations for ReStore Renovation are Underway!
This has been a busy week for staff and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area’s ReStore. After nearly three years of planning, it’s time to move to a temporary location, as preparations get underway for the long awaited renovation and expansion of the ReStore facility behind Habitat’s offices at 1201 East Main Street in Chattanooga.
Volunteers from area Valvoline locations helped load materials for transfport to the temporary location
Volunteers from area Valvoline locations are hard at work loading material for relocation to the ReStore’s temporary location for the next six to eight months while the project is underway The ReStore will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10, at 3126 Alton Park Blvd in Chattanooga. The ReStore’s hours there will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Give us a call a 634-1004 for more information – even though we have moved, we still need your donations of building materials and home goods.
Volunteers help load ReStore goods for relocation
Meanwhile, back at 1201 East Main Street, a kickoff ceremony for the renovation project will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 12 to celebrate the launch of the project which will restore and enlarge the ReStore building to better
serve as greater community resource for recycling usable building materials, for making building materials available to the public at modest cost, and for generating support for the construction of Habitat homes.
The renovated ReStore will feature a new customer entrance facing Main Street.
The ReStore renovation project will create a facility that is eligible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification (LEED). LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system,
providing third-party verification that a building is designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2
emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Upon completion, the Chattanooga Habitat ReStore is expected to be the first Habitat ReStore operation in North America to have a LEED certified facility.
The ReStore will be expanded towards 14th St. and an additional customer entrance created.
While construction is getting underway, an additional $150,000 is still needed to complete the project. If you are interested in supporting this important community effort, please send your donations to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, 1201 East Main Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408, or call Tina Shaw Cox at 756-0507, Ext 20.
For video of moving operations in progress, visit