February 25, 2009 While it's a sign of the times, it's definitely more good than bad when it comes to spreading goodwill and stretching dollars.
The Imlay City Goodwill store—a resale shop that has grown increasingly busier—will move into a bigger location at the shopping plaza it's located in. That's no surprise in light of the current economic climate. But it's a good thing, in many ways.
That's good for customers—improved layout, expanded size, more merchandise selection. It's good for at least four area job hunters. Goodwill officials say they plan to hire at least than many, maybe more. It's good for the city—Goodwill's new location at the plaza on Old M-21 and M-53 has been vacant for years, ever since the former Farmer Jack moved to the current Kroger location up the road. Goodwill plans to renovate the building to accommodate its needs as a local distribution center serving Imlay City, Lapeer, Oxford and Caro.
Goodwill's mission to provide consumers with quality clothing and merchandise at affordable prices goes a long way in Imlay City. It's a reciprocal arrangement, too, as area residents who donate items to the store help their fellow community members when it's needed most. That's definitely good. Good will, in more ways than one.