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Changes planned at St. Vincent

St. Vincent de Paul, the charitable organization established in 1833, is bringing something new to the Hillyard neighborhood and Monroe Street.

The Monroe store is moving to a new location, and the Hillyard store has been remodeled. In order to show off the improvements, both stores will hold grand openings on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mayor Jim West will preside over ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Hillyard store at 10:30 a.m. and the Monroe store at 11.

St. Vincent de Paul has been at 2106 N. Monroe since 1984. The square footage at the new location is smaller (5,000 compared to 6,200), but has more space because of the floor plan. Mathew Meeusen, executive director, said it will be easier to display merchandise against the walls.

The 800-square foot Hillyard store, 3019 E. Diamond Ave., has been painted. Fixtures were updated, and the store now can carry appliances. The store has been in Hillyard since 1941 and in the same building since the 1980s.

“St. Vincent de Paul is committed to the Hillyard community,” said Meeusen, who took over as executive director last summer. “We hope the community will enjoy the remodeled location.”

Meeusen said the six stores in Eastern Washington generated $1.2 million in annual revenues last year.

St. Vincent de Paul is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the Spokane community since 1941 by helping the needy.

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