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New Location for Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore


KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – September 11, 2014 – The former Food City at 1511 Downtown West Boulevard will soon be the new home of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, a discount home store and donation center that is open to the public. 

The new location in Downtown West Shopping Center is a 24,434 square foot facility.  Knoxville Habitat for Humanity will be relocating from its current ReStore at Merchant Drive and Thrift Store at N. CentralStreet, combining the two operations under one roof.  Sandy Fultz, COO,  Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, says “This will create greater efficiency in merchandising and marketing, and provide a drop-off location in an area where donations have historically been strong.”  

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity was represented by NAI Knoxville brokers Sam Tate, CCIM and Maribel Koella, CCIM, SIOR.

“The Knoxville Habitat for Humanity staff, Property Search Committee and the Board of Directors worked tirelessly to identify the criteria and select a location which met their needs,” said Sam Tate, CCIM. “KHFH provides a strong platform to allow ownership of good quality homes to individuals and families who might not have an opportunity otherwise.  This is a vital program for our community and we are eager to see Knoxville continue to support the organization through donations and retail store purchases.” 

Sandy Fultz says, “We are planning to be operational in our new location by mid October.  In the meantime, KHFH is accepting donations of new and gently used household items and building supplies.  More information, such as how to schedule a donation pickup and a description of the planned grand opening festivities, may be found at’     

About Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is an independent, non-profit, Christian housing ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1985 and builds simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with people in need.  Families are very much invested in the process of buying their new homes, and they pay mortgages like anyone with a traditional home loan.  In addition to the mortgage, families must contribute 500 hours of sweat equity as a down payment before they can move in, most of which are spent in classes learning how to budget and how to become responsible homeowners.  Volunteers and future homeowners provide the labor in building the homes, while tax-deductible donations of money, land and materials are provided by individuals, organizations and corporations. In 2015, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity will build its 500th house in Knox County.

About NAI Knoxville

NAI Knoxville, a member of NAI Global, the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, is an organization of professionally trained brokers with international reach and local expertise in commercial real estate. NAI Knoxville is nationally certified as a woman-owned business as well as a minority-owned business and has been providing full-service commercial real estate brokerage support to middle and East Tennessee since 1983.

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