The non profit filling a central building in downtown Basalt wants to open in early April. The local Habitat for Humanity chapter will open a Restore in the former Clark’s Market space that’s empty.
The agreement between the building’s owner and Habitat for Humanity marks a transition for downtown. Businesses there have struggled to get business. This latest announcement may bring in some vitality.
The Restore sells gently used furniture, appliances and other items that often come from Aspen hotels and second homes. Habitat President Scott Gilbert says the organization will sign a two year lease.
"We’re trying to get a buzz going and help the activity for the retailers. So it’s our way of giving back and helping out and getting some excitement going downtown."
The Basalt location will be the Valley’s third Restore.