Sunday, January 25, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Goodwill ready to open first Davis retail store

By
From page A1 | April 23, 2013 |

“Good” will sound redundant, though probably accurate, when used as a word to describe the opening of the most recent nonprofit agency to take roots in Davis.

That’s because when Goodwill Industries officially launches its first fully fledged operation within city limits on Thursday, it is bringing along all of its community-based programs and services.

The Davis Manor shopping center, on Eighth Street and Pole Line Road, will be the location for the retail buying and re-selling discount clothing good store.

“It’s really exciting. … Opening this store has been part of our strategic plan for the last three years,” said Doni Curkendall, executive assistant to the president of Goodwill Industries. “It’s a great community, and we’re glad to be there.”

The site will also act as an occupational training center to those with special needs, as per one of Goodwill’s outlined missions: providing opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

Job coaches will assist individuals with disabilities in the activities and behaviors associated with employment. This feature is not unique to the Davis location, but instead done at all Goodwill stores.

What does set it apart from the other stores in the network is its size. It fills a comparably smaller 6,550 square feet, and Curkendall described it as being in the style of a boutique.

Because of its capacity; a recently hired batch of 13 employees is nearly enough to run this Goodwill, though Curkendall expects a few more will be added to the staff after the store opens.

The grand opening is 8 a.m. Thursday. In commemoration, Goodwill is offering complimentary tote bags and coffee to its first ever shoppers that morning.

“It’s usually a lot fun to be at one of our grand openings,” Curkendall said. “It’s definitely a big deal for us.”

Goodwill presents competition to another local thrift shop, All Things Right & Relevant, which was once located in the Davis Manor shopping center, but has since moved to a larger store in Mace Ranch.

Longtime laundromat The Wash Mill departed early January to make space for the arrival of Goodwill. The closure incited an adverse reaction from the community, seen in a string of dissenting letters to The Enterprise.

The Wash Mill was one of two businesses still offering laundromat services in Davis, and did it so for 40 years.

Goodwill, Curkendall said, is stern in its commitment to offering its own quality services to its new community base.

“Our goal is to provide as many services as possible,” she said. “Davis residents should know that their purchases and donations benefit their own community. We put the money right back into more jobs and training.”

— Reach Brett Johnson at bjohnson@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8052. Follow him on Twitter at @ReporterBrett

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Bridges of Yolo County: Wear, tear … repair?

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Four days of unusual, adventuresome music

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Abortion opponents express renewed hope at California rally

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Share your love (story) with us

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Sip wines at St. James’ annual tasting

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Fake schools draw federal scrutiny

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Winter produce available at Sutter market

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Donations to be distributed during homeless count

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

     
    Speaker will share computer security tips

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Logos Books celebrates 5 years, offers language groups

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Australian olive oil company opens U.S. headquarters in Woodland

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Explore at the YOLO Outdoor Expo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Yolo animal shelter seeking rawhide donations

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5

    Woodland Healthcare employees take Great Kindness Challenge

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    At the Pond: Nest boxes give birds new homes

    By Jean Jackman | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    California ranks worst in nation for guidance counselors

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    Davis, Woodland are saving water

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A12

    Words and Music Festival events

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A12

     
    .

    Forum

    Family isn’t keen on relationship

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

     
     
    Caring for the aging mouth

    By Samer Alassaad | From Page: A8

    Big utilities’ nightmare begins to play out

    By Tom Elias | From Page: A10

     
    Mayor’s Corner: Let’s renew Davis together

    By Dan Wolk | From Page: A10

    We have the right to choose

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    We don’t have to suffer

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    City helped immensely

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Rick McKee cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

    When measles spreads from Disneyland, it’s a small world after all

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A11

     
    From innovation parks to innovative buildings and planning

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    .

    Sports

    Wildcats’ inaugural kids development league exceeds expectations

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggies get top 2015 gymnastics score, but fall short

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Loud crowd sees DHS boys win

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Lady Devils hold off Pacers, stay perfect in league

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD men take two tennis matches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

     
    Watney in ninth at Humana Challenge

    By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

    By Will Bellamy | From Page: A9

     
    Marrone Bio’s Regalia approved for new uses in Canada

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    UCD grad makes insurance ‘hot 100′ list

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Yolo County real estate sales

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, January 25, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8