New Thrift Store
Monday, September 10, 2012 12:27 PMby
Bibles for Mission's plans to build a 15 thousand square foot store in Owen Sound.
(Owen Sound) -
A new 15 thousand square foot thrift store is coming to Owen Sound.
Bibles for Mission's -- which is an inter-denominational organization -- plans to build the store on 17th Street and 18th Avenue East.
Tenders for the build close on Friday September 14th and Chair of the Owen Sound organization Doug Ireland tells us they hope to have shovels in the ground early in October.
Ireland hopes they can complete the building sometime in February and open to the public in March.
Proceeds from the store go to the Bible League of Canada which helps build schools, churches and feed people in third world countries.
In 2011, 40 Bibles For Missions stores across Canada generated 6.1 million dollars for the Bible League.
A similar 15 thousand square foot store opened six years ago in Chatham and Ireland says they were able to donate money and pay their mortgage off in that short period of time.
Ireland feels the Owen Sound location can duplicate that.