Goodwill opening new Lyndale store

CARAG — Goodwill didn’t waste any time when Minneapolis passed new rules last summer that allow more closely spaced secondhand goodsstores. 

Goodwill proposes to open a two-level store at the 3000 block of Lyndale, with third-level offices that provide employment training for people in need. The site currently houses the H Design salon building and a vacant house to the north at 3020 Lyndale Ave. S., according to the CARAG neighborhood.

Marketing Director Lisa Ritter said Goodwill has 28 stores in the cities, but not many employment offices. Net revenues at Goodwill help pay for specialists who work with people to find new careers, practice interviewing, or train for industries such as healthcare or retail sales.

“A lot of the people we serve are in the city of Minneapolis,” Ritter said. “We are very excited about this opportunity.”

She said the Lyndale store would be smaller than a typical Goodwill store.

“We want the look and feel to fit into the neighborhood,” she said. 

The project has not yet received city approval.