SHORT PUMP, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com) – As Short Pump Town Center gears up for major renovations, a new secondhand shop is moving in just east of the mall.
Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia plans to open its latest store next to the Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market and across from West Broad Village this fall. It will be the nonprofit’s first Glen Allen store and its 16th in the Richmond metro area.
While Short Pump’s retail demographics haven’t typically included many thrift stores, Goodwill spokeswoman Ellen Thornhill said the organization’s retail operations have done well in similarly affluent areas in Charlottesville and Hampton Roads.
“This economy over the past several years has brought a broad audience to our stores,” Thornhill said. “There’s a value-seeker shopper and there’s a treasure-seeker shopper who has a keen eye and knows what they’re looking for in terms of clothing labels and antiques and household items.”