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Goodwill bringing ‘small box’ retail to Graham

The latest retail experiment at Goodwill — a small-box format aimed at smaller communities — will debut Thursday in Graham.

The 6,596-square-foot store, at 10113 224th St. E., will primarily offer “inventory tailored to the female shopper, including juniors, children’s and select men’s apparel, with purses, shoes and other items forming the supporting accessory line,” according to a Goodwill release.

The store will open at 9 a.m. following a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local dignitaries.

The Graham store is the first of five being planned for locations within the 15-county region served by the Tacoma-based Olympics and Rainier Region of Goodwill.

Compared with some other outlets, the Graham store will offer new and more vibrant merchandise displays and signage, plus an electronics testing station, spacious fitting rooms, and a kiosk offering information on career education and training.

The nine full- and part-time employees at the store will generate $220,000 in wages, taxes and benefits for the local economy, according to the release.

C.R. Roberts: 253-597-8535

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