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Goodwill Industries of Acadiana To Move & Expand Existing Carencro Store Into Former Fred’s Super Dollar

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On September 12th, Goodwill Industries of Acadiana—a non-profit company—recently acquired the former Fred’s Super Dollar building at 812 Veterans Drive in Carencro.

This strategic purchase allows for Goodwill to move & expand their current 5,000 SF location at 115 Derek Drive, which is literally behind the former Fred’s, into a larger 16,000 SF facility. Additional employees will also be added in the expanded facility.

The extra space will be utilized to expand the retail footprint, which is the non-profit’s revenue source. The expansion will also make way for a new, larger Job Connections facility, which also expands the HiSET program; some of the many free community services offered in the area by Goodwill.

Renovations will include fresh paint to match Goodwill branding, some interior wall partitions for Job Connections, and a processing room for donated items. The renovations to the former Fred’s Super Dollar are starting this week and are tentatively set to be completed in time for the holiday season.

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For more information, visit the Goodwill Industries of Acadiana website at lagoodwill.com.

Before & after photo set.

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