By Joe Veyera
The store was opened by former RE Store employees after the Board of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities made the decision to close their Seattle location after 15 years in the neighborhood. Thus far, the response to the new store has been positive.
“The response from the community has been tremendous and business has been steady,” wrote operations manager Pat Finn Coven in an email.
On Saturday, the store will celebrate its official opening with games made from salvaged materials (with everyone who participates getting a discount coupon good for 10, 15, or 20 percent off your purchase), and a tile-painting workshop held by non-profit partner Seattle ReCreative from 10 a.m. to noon. The store will also be silk-screening t-shirts.
Food will also be provided, with the store serving up sausages and veggie sausages and lemonade, with the Seattle Cookie Counter also on hand selling vegan ice cream treats.