After a month-long renovation and a major spruce-up, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore has re-opened to help raise money and the environment.
With a new look and rearranged departments, the nine-and-one-half-year-old home improvement outlet is celebrating changes and welcoming back customers.
“We’re so pleased to offer this great opportunity to the people of Atlanta,” said Larrie Del Martin, president and CEO of Atlanta Habitat. “The ReStore is a treasure trove of home improvement finds at a fraction of the retail price. And the best thing about it is that every purchase you make goes directly to help us build more homes for qualified, working families in the community.”
Martin said items sold in the ReStore are saved from ending up in a landfill. “In fact, since we opened in 2001, we’ve diverted over 3,500 tons of materials from the landfill,” she said. “It’s really a win-win for everyone.”
The ReStore sells new and gently used home improvement items at discounts of up to 80 percent off retail. Everything in the ReStore is donated, and it relies heavily on volunteer labor to keep costs down.
A recent example of great finds at the ReStore is a new designer bath vanity with a marble top that retails for over $3,500. It was donated by a leading bath showroom, and the ReStore price was $800 – over 75 percent off retail.
The ReStore has a great selection of furniture, cabinets, sinks, doors, windows, lighting, tile and a great assortment of materials for a home improvement project.
“We get donations in every day, so it’s never the same store twice,” said Martin. “You never know what you’re going to find, making shopping here a true adventure,” she says.
The ReStore is located at 519 Memorial Drive and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (404) 525-2114 or visit on Facebook at facebook.com/atlantahabitat.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.