FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2021
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sean Campbell Marketing Coordinator
(607) 257-9699 x9929
Grand Opening of The ReUse MegaCenter at Triphammer Marketplace
ITHACA, NY… Finger Lakes ReUse (ReUse), a non-profit organization, announces the grand opening celebration of the ReUse MegaCenter in Triphammer Marketplace (2255 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY) on Thursday, October 21st to Sunday, October 24th.
The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 21st at 1:30 pm. There will be tours led by Executive Director Diane Cohen, (1:00pm Thursday, 11:30am Friday, and 10:30am Saturday).
There will be storewide deals for the duration of the event and customers who make a purchase will have the opportunity to spin the “Wheel of Deals” for a chance to win prizes. For more details about deals throughout the celebration, customers can sign up to be on the Super ReUser mailing list at https://ithacareuse.org/super-reuser-signup/.
Finger Lakes ReUse is merging its two retail locations in Triphammer Marketplace – the ReUse Community Hardware (former Ace Hardware) and Triphammer ReUse Center – to form one of the largest used retail locations in upstate New York. With a combined half acre of retail space, the ReUse MegaCenter features clothing, household goods, furniture, electronics, building materials, books, media and more. The MegaCenter also has planned space for future community programming, where ReUse will engage local artists, crafters, repairists, and makers of all kinds in reuse training activities and workshops. There is a convenient drop off location for donations at the rear of the building – see more information about donation hours and ReUse accepts at ithacareuse.org/donategoods.
“This has been an extraordinary effort during an extraordinary time. I am so grateful and proud of the focus and hard work by my many coworkers at ReUse for this beautiful, uplifting retail outlet and place to exchange not only materials but skills and knowledge. This will be an outpost for community resilience for years to come,” says Diane Cohen, Executive Director of Finger Lakes ReUse. All purchases directly support Finger Lakes ReUse’s waste reduction efforts, job training and community programs. The ReUse MegaCenter is open daily from 10 AM – 6 PM.
Thank you to Triphammer Development, Park Foundation, Tompkins County, Triad Foundation, Community Foundation of Tompkins County and many others for making this expansion possible!
About Finger Lakes ReUse
Finger Lakes ReUse is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operating 2 Community ReUse Centers featuring building materials, furniture, electronics, clothing, and more in an effort to expand the reuse of materials, provide job training opportunities, create living-wage jobs; improve the local standard of living, and teach repair and reuse skills. ReUse builds community, strengthens the local economy, and protects the environment by redirecting materials away from landfills and into productive reuse. For more information, visit www.ithacareuse.org.