Habitat for Humanity moving from Bath to Topsham

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BATH — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is moving its ReStore and administrative offices to Topsham.

The organization has been at 108 Centre St. in Bath for seven years. The ReStore has been well received, prompting expansion of its merchandising and retail space to further serve the community, according to a Habitat press release.

A “soft opening” of the new Restore, at 126 Main St. in Topsham, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23.

“Habitat is so fortunate to have had the opportunity to operate in Bath over the past (seven) years,” Executive Director Dave Perron said in the release. “We are also fortunate to have the opportunity to make this move. … Executing our mission relies heavily on the success of our ReStore and we are confident that our new location will allow the ReStore to grow, and further support our programs.

The move was precipitated, in part, by the sale of the building at 108 Centre St. to Mid Coast Hospital of Brunswick for a new primary-care medical facility.

The new ReStore location brings several advantages, according to Habitat: about 33 percent more space, with a larger sales floor to display inventory, as well as better parking, improved inventory intake and preparation areas, and a visible location near well-traveled roads.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.