Goodwill coming to former ALDI store at College Avenue and Appleby Road

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is currently renovating the building at 703 E. Appleby Rd. for a new retail store.

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One of the larger vacant buildings along College Avenue will soon have a new tenant.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas plans to open their second Fayetteville location at 703 E. Appleby Rd. on Thursday, Sept. 13. The company also operates a store on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, as well as a donation center on Steamboat Drive.

The new store will also include a donation and career services center inside the 14,600-square-foot building formerly occupied by an ALDI grocery store. It will be Goodwill’s sixth location in the Northwest Arkansas area, and will become the 31st location in the state.

“Goodwill continues to expand in Northwest Arkansas because people are utilizing and benefiting from our career services, attended donation centers and retail stores,” said Brian Itzkowitz, Goodwill president.

A ribbon cutting is planned for at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 13 After that, the store will be open from from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.