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Washington Goodwill closing temporarily

Company cites slow store sales, plan to reopen by early September

The Goodwill Store in Washington, located at 312 E. Washington St., has temporarily closed its doors to both shoppers and donors effective Wednesday. In a news release, the company cited lack of sales as the reason for the closure and expects to reopen doors in early September. The Iowa City, Coralville and Fairfield locations remain open at this time. (Gretchen Teske/The Union)
The Goodwill Store in Washington, located at 312 E. Washington St., has temporarily closed its doors to both shoppers and donors effective Wednesday. In a news release, the company cited lack of sales as the reason for the closure and expects to reopen doors in early September. The Iowa City, Coralville and Fairfield locations remain open at this time. (Gretchen Teske/The Union)
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WASHINGTON — Donors and shoppers will have one less location to visit this summer as Goodwill of the Heartland has announced it has temporarily closed the doors of the Washington location effective July 1.

The store, located at 312 E. Washington St., was one of 17 Goodwill of the Heartland locations closed at the end of March due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. After reopening the Washington location on May 11, the company has seen slow sales, resulting in the decision to temporarily close, a news release states.

“Washington store employees will be offered temporary employment in other areas of retail operations with the nonprofit organization,” it states. The release continues that employees will be provided transportation assistance to those positions, expected to be in the Iowa City area.

The company said the goal is to reopen the Washington location by early September. The locations in Iowa City, Coralville and Fairfield will remain open. Shoppers and donors are encouraged to visit those locations.