Huh.Am I the only one that didn't have a clue that we have a ReStore here in Minneapolis?Their website includes a 10% off coupon for May.
We need one of these so badly in this town. I toyed with the idea just last week about opening my own. That was one of about 20 ideas I had that day, so I don't think it's going to happen, but still...
Restores are interesting beasts. Our local HFH grop advertises their store constantly on public radio, etc. I've had discussions with their head who freely admits they don't care if the store ever makes any money because it keeps their group name out in the public's eye. They rely heavily on donations from the box hardware stores. People who try to donate new materials to our preservation salvage barn get steered there. They used to give their older donated building materials to us, but lately I think they've tended to hang onto them.Davenport has a Restore that is not at all affiliated with the national organization, or even their local chapter, it doesn't seem to make sense to me, but they have great historic house parts. I got our 36 x 84 storm door there, it was marked 28 bucks, when I got it to the register they said it was 75% off, so paid $8!
I haven't been there yet, even though I drive by it every day. I guess I really need to stop and see what they've got!
Well, I printed out my coupon and will have to make a trip over there. We have some pretty good salvage places in town. I'm kind of thinking the ReStore will lean towards new....I see tools mentioned on their site which might be kind of interesting. Not that I know how to use them, but ya know...
I was just as surprised as you! I am excited at the possibilities (even though I love to restore houses, I don't have one to restore at the moment).
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