New business owner gets help from Habitat ReStore

21 Sep
Marilees 07.06 (1). J P G

When Angela and her daughter Kelly purchased Marilee’s Bridal in Fonthill and had to set up in a new location, they looked for ways to furnish their boutique without breaking the bank. 

“Setting up a business can be very expensive and for a small business owner, it is even more challenging,” Angela explains. Marilee's Bridal furniture from Habitat for Humanity ReStore

They wanted unique furnishings and décor so they went to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in search of inexpensive pieces.  After just a few short trips, they found nearly everything they needed to create the warm and inviting atmosphere that Marilee’s has today. 

Marilee's Bridal furniture from Habitat for Humanity ReStoreSome pieces they purchased ready to set in place such as the beautiful antique couch and freshly painted wall display units, while others needed a little tender loving care. Since Angela is a DYI enthusiast, she changed up the fabric on some sitting benches.  They also found everything for their office such as desks, chairs, tables and small appliances and even wall racking for their storage room. When customers come in and compliment them on their décor, they always mention the ReStore as their source for super finds! 

Marilee's Bridal furniture from Habitat for Humanity ReStore “The benefits of shopping at the ReStore are two-fold,” Kelly said. “Not only do you find great deals on things you need but you are supporting the important work of Habitat for Humanity. It can’t get any better than that!”

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement outlets that offer new and gently used building supplies, kitchens, décor, appliances, furniture and much more for a fraction of the retail price, plus you never pay HST. Habitat ReStores play an integral part in Habitat’s mission, bringing financial support for the work they do. Habitat for Humanity Niagara proudly owns three ReStores in the region 24899 Hwy 20 in Fonthill, 185 South Service Road in Grimsby, and 150 Bunting Road in St.Catharines.

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