The Timberjay: Goodwill to shutter Ely store and donation center

EXCERPT: “The Goodwill store in Ely is slated to close permanently on Saturday, Jan. 19. The news of the closure of the store and the related donation center, located at 40 N 2nd Ave. East came as a blow to Ely area residents who used the store to access affordable clothing and household items. ‘I am shocked and disappointed,’ said Frana Cherico, a regular customer of the store. ‘The store has a cadre of loyal customers who have appreciated having affordable, quality clothing options here at the end of the road.’ The announcement comes less than two weeks after another Goodwill store closed in Cloquet, all part of a cost-cutting effort according to Scott Vezina, a communications manager for Goodwill Industries in Duluth.” FULLSTORY: