Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Idaho Youth Ranch plans to open new store Aug. 3

Racks of clothing and boxes at the Idaho Youth Ranch's new store on Woodruff Avenue near WinCo Foods, scheduled to open to the public Aug. 3.
The Idaho Youth Ranch is busy getting moved from downtown to a new location on Woodruff Avenue, next door to WinCo Foods, where the Honks store used to be, with a grand opening set for Aug. 3.

The 13,000 square feet at the new location will be more room than they have had downtown on Shoup Avenue, said Jeff Myers, vice president of business enterprises for the Boise-based charity. Myers oversees operations at the 27 thrift stores the Youth Ranch operates statewide.

More importantly, the location is going to be more accessible for both donors and shopers, with better access and parking. Myers said the level of support from donors and supporters in Idaho Falls has always been good.

"Every dollar we make raises funds for kids' programs," he said. "Once we move, we expect the (new) store to double the contribution we get from Idaho Falls."