Goodwill store damaged by arson set to re-open

Goodwill store damaged by arson set to re-open

Goodwill store damaged by arson set to re-open

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 2:58 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After an arsonist caused massive damage to the Goodwill store on South Boulevard in February, store officials say they’re set to re-open later this month.

The fire broke out just before 10 p.m. on February 23 at the store in the 6600 block of South Boulevard, and the fire caused $500,000 in damages.

After months of renovations, the store will reopen on September 22, according to a banner that hangs in front of the Goodwill.  The store shared the banner that reads ‘We’re Back Sept 22’ on their Facebook page.

A former employee is at the center of the investigation after police say surveillance video showed someone using a car jack to break a glass door, then pouring a flammable liquid throughout the store before using a match to light the fire.

A temporary donation center has been placed at the site, and cleanup efforts began in March. 

The new and updated store will be modeled after newer stores, and even include environmentally friendly materials and fixtures.
 

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