Paso Robles ReStore Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebrations Held

Over 700 visitors welcome the ReStore to North County opening weekend

An atmosphere of excitement filled the air as the community gathered to celebrate the highly anticipated Grand Opening of Habitat for Humanity SLO County’s Paso Robles ReStore on August 25th. The event marked a collaborative effort towards sustainability, community development, and raising funds for affordable housing.

Joining Habitat SLO’s board, staff, and volunteers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were notable attendees including Clint Weirick, Senior District Representative for State Senator John Laird; Vicki Janssen, Legislative Assistant to Supervisor John Peschong; Blake Fixler, Legislative Assistant to Supervisor Bruce Gibson; John Hamon, Paso Robles Mayor Pro Tem; Ty Lewis, Paso Robles City Manager; Steve Gregory, Paso Robles City Council; Chris Bausch, Paso Robles City Council; Fred Strong, Paso Robles City Council; Randy Harris, Paso Robles Deputy Fire Chief; Scott Hallett, Paso Robles Battalion Chief; Mark Koegler, Paso Robles City Planning Commission; Gina Fitzpatrick, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce CEO, and Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO. The joint participation of these officials highlighted the unity between two neighboring communities in support of Habitat’s mission to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Paso Robles ReStore, located at 844 9th Street, is a unique retail concept that offers an extensive range of new and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, tools, and more. By repurposing these items, the ReStore not only reduces waste but also provides affordable alternatives for those looking to furnish their homes or complete DIY projects. The community’s enthusiasm was palpable even before the doors officially opened, with a line of 66 supporters well before the launch. Four customers shared their thoughts on the Grand Opening: Customer Marcia, a resident of Templeton and a DIY enthusiast, expected a little building and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the ReStore was actually a 10,000 square feet building. “I’m so glad you’re here. At your last location I bought doors, moulding, sinks, and furniture. Prices are good for remodeling projects!”

Customer Willemke shopped at the ReStore in the past as well and has been eagerly waiting for opening day. “I got everything I could at the ReStore. Just loved it. I stopped by almost every day to see if there was something new I ‘needed. It’s such a friendly staff. I’m so glad it’s open!”

Todd, a long-time donor and supporter is always happy to contribute to sustainability. “I believe that building materials need to go to Habitat for Humanity. It just makes sense. This location is perfect, and the store looks great, inside and outside.”
Jennifer Robinson brought her two boys to the ReStore, and six-year-old Lake enjoyed the 1938 Ford Pickup, which has been repurposed as a custom flatbed table. Robinson was glad to find a few other items.” I used to donate and today I am buying a sink and fertilizer. I am glad you are open again.”

The Paso Robles ReStore is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.