MODESTO — Endless Possibilities is getting even more endless.
The Society for Handicapped Children & Adults this week announced it will open a second location of its Endless Possibilities Thrift Store in Modesto. The new shop, opening May 1, will be at 3124 McHenry Ave., Suite A, next to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It will join the current thrift store at 1129 Eighth St.
Michelle Gill, the society's director of development, said the nonprofit organization is seeking donations of housewares, furniture, décor, clothing, toys and working electronics.
Also accepted are donations of medical equipment for the society's free loan closet program, which could use wheelchairs, commodes and walkers.
Donations are tax-deductible; proceeds from the thrift stores benefit programs and services aimed at helping adults and children with disabilities to enhance their lives and become more self-sufficient.
The sites also are dropoff locations for electronic waste. They will take your old computers and other electronic equipment free of charge.
Donations are accepted at the downtown store, Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Staff members also will make arrangements to accept donations at the new store on McHenry Avenue, prior to opening, by appointment. Call Gill at (209) 524-3536.
Elsewhere around the Business Beat:
There's a new restaurant coming to Modesto. Rivets American Grill is set to open in April on Oakdale Road near Floyd Avenue.
The site is undergoing an extensive renovation project, according to the city of Modesto's Economic Development Department.
The area is getting another BevMo store. Photo director Joan Barnett Lee told me that construction crews are working on another Beverages and More store. This one is going into the Crossroads shopping center in Riverbank. It will join other BevMos in Modesto and Turlock.
Maise's Sushi House in downtown Modesto appears to be closed.
The restaurant, in the Shops at Lincoln Center on H Street in Modesto, is locked up, with a "CLOSED" sign hanging in the door and its windows covered with paper on the inside. Nobody answers the phone, so if anyone has more information, feel free to contact me.
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