The Dalles Editor’s note: Officials from Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette told The Chronicle in a Jan. 30 story they are in the due diligence phase of purchase of the old Albertsons property and, if all goes well, should begin construction of a new center on the site in April.
To the editor:
I think it’s going to be nice having the Goodwill come to The Dalles. They also do a lot for people who really need help. We have a lot of folks who need a helping hand once in a while, but more that seem to need it all the time. Hopefully, in a few months, the farmers will be needing help.
We have a few private, used discount stores and later there will be lots of garage sales, but for some reason, some think they should get new prices for their old stuff. Some of these places have way too much stuff to try to look through. Even at $5 a bag, it is not a bargain. You often find some of the same things at different places with only the price changed. When you find soiled clothing, broken zippers, buttons missing, dirty or worn out shoes, it doesn’t do much to bring people in to shop.
There is a rumor going around that the Goodwill won’t be going in the old Albertsons store, and they are just taking donations for their other stores. If this isn’t true, when can we expect them to open?
They will be welcome if they are staying.