The Salvation Army announced that its retail thrift store on 10th Avenue South in Great Falls will soon close.
The Thrift Store, located at 4910 10th Avenue South, has been owned and operated by the Salvation Army for more than 25 years.
The last day of business will be Tuesday, October 31st.
A press release from the organization says that due to the recent increase in operational expenses and because business has dropped in the past year, the store will be closed.
The store’s current employees will be transferred to the store on the west side of town at 616 1st Avenue NW.
“Making the decision to close this store and consolidate operations was a difficult one. We’ve been part of the eastside community for decades,” said Major Mark King of the Salvation Army. “However, the success of our community programs depends on the success of the store, and we simply cannot jeopardize those programs.”
The store will remain open until Tuesday October 31, pending available merchandise.
Daily shopping and donation hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 5pm, through then.
King said that at this time, there are no plans to reopen a store at the 10th Avenue South spot or any another location.
Future possible stores in Great Falls depend on many factors, including economics, location, and resources.