Goodwill to move Clearance Center to Henrietta

Goodwill to move Clearance Center to Henrietta

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes will move its Clearance Center from its location near Rochester’s Public Market to its warehouse in Henrietta. Until now, the Clearance Center and warehouse storage were in two locations. The move will help the organization in terms of efficiency, access and finance.

Jennifer Lake
Jennifer Lake

“We really think our shoppers are going to love this new location,” Goodwill of the Finger Lakes CEO Jennifer Lake said. “Being centrally located in Henrietta with plenty of parking and a better entrance, we hope this will serve our current shoppers and help get new Goodwill shoppers in the door. I can’t say it enough: When you shop at Goodwill, you support the entire community with our 211 Lifeline and ABVI mission programs.”

On average, thousands of shoppers visit Goodwill’s Clearance Center each week, with a few hundred shoppers per day. The nonprofit organization’s Clearance Center is one of its most popular locations. The new center gives shoppers twice as much space as its older location.

The Goodwill Clearance Center features merchandise previously offered in Goodwill’s traditional retail stores. Merchandise will be rotated throughout the day to continually provide new options to customers. Pricing is all based on the pound, with a significant range in items, from shoes to houseware items, to furniture and back-to-school or Halloween attire.

The new space is nearly double the size of the current location and has more parking. The entrance has two ground-level doors with no stairs, which provides easier and fast access. The layout of the Henrietta store is easier to navigate. All shopping carts are brand new and there will be more registers for an easier buying and checkout experience.

“Many shoppers use public transportation, and there is a bus route that has a drop-off and pickup right in front of our new building,” Lake said. “This is definitely something that made this new location attractive, too.”

The new Goodwill Clearance Center does not have a donation door, and donated items are not accepted at the new location. However, donations can be taken to Donation Centers across the region.

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