Spring Opening for New Goodwill Store in Charlottesville

New Store is Coming Graphic with Smiling G, Balloons, and ConfettiLarger & More Convenient, the Location Consolidates Area Operations

Goodwill shoppers and donors in Charlottesville will soon have a new location where they can shop and donate. The new store, which will celebrate its Grand Opening on March 27th, will be located in a portion of the former Gander Mountain location on Route 29 North. 

Customers and donors will enjoy 15,000 square feet of retail space, easy access from Route 29 at a traffic signal, and a drive through Donation Center. The Goodwill retail store, offices, and donated goods operations will occupy a total of approximately 25,000 square feet of the former Gander Mountain location on Route 29 North. The remainder of the property will be leased by the landlord to other tenants.

Front View of Gander Mountain Building in Charlottesville

“We are excited that this new store is going to allow us to provide our supporters in Charlottesville with a larger, more convenient location for them to donate and shop,” states Mindy Boyd, Vice President of Donated Goods for Goodwill. “The Charlottesville area has always been very supportive of Goodwill and our mission. We look forward to continuing to serve this community in the new location as well as at our other area stores and through our mission services.”

When the new store opens in the former Gander Mountain location, Goodwill will close the stores currently located on Pantops and on Route 29 South near Rio Road. The store located near Mill Creek will remain, as will two other area stores in Ruckersville and Lake Monticello.

Inside New Goodwill Store Remodel

Goodwill store sales help to fund training and employment programs that the organization provides to individuals with obstacles to finding employment. In the Charlottesville area, Goodwill also operates the Virginia Career Works Center for the Piedmont Workforce Network as well as the WIOA Youth, Adult, and Dislocated Worker Programs. The organization also provides training for individuals with disadvantages who are over 55 and looking to re-enter the workforce and for those who are interested in a career in healthcare through the GoodCare program.

Click here to view photos of the new store and to watch the progress as we get closer to the Grand Opening this spring!