Ballard favorite The RE Store (1440 NW 52nd St) is set to close its doors for good on May 31st.
The RE Store team wrote the following statement on their website in regards to the closure:
After much deliberation, the Board of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities decided that construction and demolition waste issues are being adequately addressed by other businesses and organizations in the Seattle area, and therefore will be closing The RE Store in Seattle. We will be focusing our efforts on serving northwest Washington at our Bellingham location.
The store opened in Ballard in 1999 and was founded by non profit organization RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. The store, and its Bellingham counterpart, was opened to address the growing problem of wasteful disposal of useable building materials.
The RE Store provides an alternative for their unwanted or unused building materials. In 2010, their efforts saved a total of 4,503,000 pounds of building supplies which is the equivalent weight of 5 Boeing 747s or 59 semi-trailers.
After the doors are closed for the final time, the store is sure to be deeply missed by members of our local community.
The store’s Bellingham location will continue to operate after the Ballard store closes.
The RE Store will be open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until the closure on May 31.