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Welcome back, Empress!

September 12, 2022

Our Empress Thrift Store in Winnipeg, MB re-opened its doors on September 1st to the delight of over 200 thrifters waiting in line to see the new store. After closing for several weeks in preparation for the re-location, the community gave us a very warm welcome back as the 5,831 square foot space filled with guests looking for fab finds at great prices. 

“The feeling was indescribable,” said store manager Dianne. “It was overwhelming to see our Guests patiently lined up around the building and we are very grateful for that. We are beyond happy to see all the familiar faces returning to our new location. It is a privilege to be open serving our community again.”

The opening day celebration featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake and coffee, and a line-up outside the door as our community shopped for unique items while supporting local Salvation Army programs and services and contributing to environmental sustainability through reuse and recycling.

In the prairie regions, over 9.2 million pounds of gently used items were diverted from landfill last fiscal year thanks to our Thrift Store shoppers and donors that are helping us care for our communities and the planet we share.

Thank you to each of our employees who worked incredibly hard to prepare the store for re-opening and continue serving the Empress community, and thank you to everyone who celebrated our opening day with us.

If you find yourself in Winnipeg, visit our new Empress Thrift Store at 675 Empress St. Happy thrifting!