Friday, September 4, 2015

Goodwill is coming to NE Jackson.

Goodwill Industries is coming to Northeast Jackson.  The City Council approved on August 17 a variance request by Goodwill.  Ward 1 Councilman Ashby Foote voted to approve the request.  It passed on a 3-2 vote.  The application is posted below.  Goodwill intends to open a store at 4950 I-55 North.  It should be between Books-A-Million and Kroger.


Anonymous said...

That's a good location with good foot traffic from Krogers. The parking lot is large enough for trucks to deliver large items, too.

Anonymous said...

We need the sales tax revenue. That's for sure.

Anonymous said...

Are they coming to hand stuff out? LOL

Logistics Expert said...

There ain't no sales tax on donated goods. Reckon this will change the demographic of Kroger's traffic? Lawd! Now they can go skraight from the Poke Chop aisle to the used baby buggy area.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a good use of the vacant space unless there is something hidden in the papers. Why did they need a variance at that location?

Anonymous said...

Should be much more convenient and safe place for dropping off used clothes and toys for a tax write off.

Bob Boteler said...

Great location for Goodwill- to donate and purchase.

Anonymous said...

They need to fill the space. Once Office Depot moves out they can make it into a Flea Market for Saturday Sales.

Johnny Weir said...

I went to WEST PALM BEACH, Florida & drove down Worth Avenue richest street in the nation (goggle it). About 4 miles away was a Goodwill. I stopped in and found the newest, highest brand name, and cheapest prices. I spent over $ 300.00 making a haul. After thinking about it while driving back to MS the location of Goodwills in rich neighborhoods equate to donations of higher class items. That is Goodwill store location secret tactic. They would never put a Goodwill on Lynch St.

Repy to 3:00 PM You pay taxes on all items purchased.

Anonymous said...

Indeed. The tacky strip mall in Ridgeland is surely a 'high dollar area'. Anchored by Overhead Door on one end and a pawn shop on the other. Goodwill in the middle.

Shadyal said...

There used to be a Fred's there....Goodwill has positive Cashe' that Fred's never will...

Steven White said...

Regarding the comment at 3:14...that space isn't's the Halloween Store, which is open pretty much year's being booted out for the Goodwill Store.

Anonymous said...

I just tried to shop at that Kroger, tonight. Love that store. The music is barely audible, and it occasionally has the deepest markdowns on expensive items like palm hearts, olive oil, artichoke hearts, Puttanesca Sauce, and pomegranates - not to mention the marked-down meats. There was ONE parking space near the guards, where I felt our cars were safe from shopping carts, car doors, and saboteurs (hiking to the distant out-of-the-way spots seems to invite sabotage, we've learned the hard way). But now, that ONE SPACE... the only one... Has been converted to 'handicap'. Now, there's not a single 'inside spot' close to the building. GOODBYE, KROGER!

AND HELLO, WAL-MART!!!! Guess what? No music! Quiet! BLISS!(at least at the one in Madison). Several good spots next to cameras, where nobody parks. The produce, tonight, was better than I expected. Common yellow onions are the highest in beneficial phytochemicals. But Kroger seldom has them (instead, they've got fancy Vidalias, which pack half the nutritional punch of the common yellows, at twice the price). WalMart had bags of picture-perfect yellow onions, USA produce - CHEAP!!! And the Sesame Italian bread, fresh, at a Dollar, is cheaper than the 'artisanal' breads we were getting for 75% off, in the marked-out-of-stock bins at Kroger. The blueberry turnovers at WalMart can be had without the sugary glazing. Nice! Kroger's Mississippi stores seem to pack as much sugar into and onto their pastries, as they possibly can: guaranteed Sugar Shock.

Apparently, the Goodwill Store requires that Jacksonian Plaza designate even MORE handicapped spots than the dozens which were already there. Oh, well! I otherwise would never have discovered the joys of music-free Madison WALMART.

(And who knew Madison WalMart's parking lot was so nice? It was like being in a better-than-average PARK. Maybe daytime is different. But at night, it seems peaceful and woodsy - except with security, cameras, and SEVERAL police cars. People kvetch about Mary's landscaping requirements. But, for the consumer, they really make life a lot more pleasant - a lifestyle upgrade that did not cost ME, the Consumer, one cent. That was a nice experience. Going there felt luxurious - not downmarket. I want to do it again.)

Anonymous said...

Did you REALLY take 30 minutes to type this crap at 1:38 in the morning? You badly need to get a life.

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