Goodwill construction set to start soon

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Construction on a new Goodwill store in West Lafayette is set to begin soon.

A garage door company next to Aldi has moved locations, will soon be gone making room for the construction of a new Goodwill store.

“They’ve applied for their demolition permits so you’ll start to see the building come down later this spring, construction during the summer and we believe opening the store late fall, early winter of 2014,” West Lafayette director of development Chandler Poole said.

Poole said the new location will be an upgrade from the current location near the West Lafayette police station. As News 18 previously reported the store will add 25 new employees at their new location.

“Goodwill has really redesigned their concepts around the country,” Poole said. “They made them more efficient for use, more efficient for drop-off and more efficient for our customers as well. It will be a really nice new store for them.”

Poole said once Goodwill moves to their new location later this year they will work to fill its current building.

“We will work with the ownership of that project and try to find another tenant for them and work with them on that because it’s a large space and a good space and we’d like to see that leased up,” Poole said.

Also in West Lafayette a new business is moving into the location of a former video store near Pay Less Supermarket.

That will be Jimmy John’s. Jimmy John’s is taking up the space right there in the corner we’re anticipating that opening up later this spring, early this summer,” Poole said.

Poole said there are still open spaces in the building next to the new Jimmy John’s location.

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