Ballard Reuse celebrates official grand opening this Saturday


By Joe Veyera

The new Ballard Reuse store, which held its soft opening in mid-June in the former RE Store location at 1440 NW 52nd St will host its official grand opening on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

For more information on Ballard Reuse, visit their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

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