The Salvation Army family store of Victoria has a formal reopening

The store had to close last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

VICTORIA, Texas – The Salvation Army Family Store of Victoria has a formal reopening after having to close down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Board members and customers came together today in prayer and for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The family store reopened on March 2nd. The turnout has been great since and it got even bigger today.

Customers were welcomed to a redesigned store layout that allows for better store navigation and new weekly deals such as wacky Wednesday where all items are 50 percent off.

The store closed after struggling to hire workers and attract customers during the beginning of the pandemic last year.

Board members, Captain Kenny Jones and Nikki LeGrega, spoke on the hard work it took to reopen after the impact of the pandemic.

“This is a major triumph not just for us opening our store, but let’s get past this, let’s move on to the next phase of our lives,” says Jones

“After being closed for a year we had a little setback but now we are wide open and ready for business, it feels good,” says LeGrega

The store will also start selling brand new mattresses instead of used mattresses starting tomorrow.

Captain Jones says the store made $2400 on its grand reopening day.