MUSKEGON — Goodwill Industries of West Michigan (GIWM) is preparing for the grand opening of its newest store and donation center at 1141 West Randall Street in Coopersville on Friday, August 16.

Construction began in May on the 6,500 square-foot retail store located in Randall Street Square. The strip mall is just off the Coopersville roundabout and also accommodates a Family Fare supermarket, a Rite Aid Pharmacy, Little Caesars, and other businesses. 

“We’ve been wanting to open a store in the Coopersville community for some time now,” said Goodwill Retail Director James Cherney. “We think we finally found the perfect location. The chamber, neighboring businesses, and the Coopersville community have been very supportive and welcoming.”

The new store will be bright and airy, featuring open-deck ceiling, and lots of windows and natural light. A convenient donation “drive-thru” will be located on the north side of the building. Donors can drive right up and get personal assistance in unloading their donations.

“We understand people are busy,” Cherney said. “We want to make the donation process as quick and easy and pleasant as possible.”

Grand opening festivities include giveaways, prize drawings, and refreshments. As part of a long-standing Goodwill grand opening tradition, a $100 bill will be hidden somewhere in the store for one lucky shopper to find. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 9:00 a.m. before doors open.

This is the sixteenth store for GIWM. Other locations include: Allendale, Cedar Springs, Fremont, Grand Haven, Holland (2), Ludington, Manistee, Muskegon, Newaygo, North Muskegon, Norton Shores, Roosevelt Park, Whitehall, and Zeeland.

The new store is providing jobs for 15 new employees.