The Habitat for Humanity ReStore announced its move to Northern Lights Center in April. It takes up 15,000 square feet in the old REI store. The move means more space than the previous Midtown location.

"We have a lot of people shopping, we have an excellent turnout," said Habitat for Humanity board member Liz Steele.

Habitat for Humanity housed part of its old ReStore outdoors. It meant many of the items and customers had to endure Alaska weather. Not anymore.

"We have more square footage, we have more space to take incoming donations, and we can make sure our shoppers can continue to shop in the winter in this warm retail atmosphere," Steele said.

Each sale helps pay for Habitat's mission which Steele says is to build homes in the community and affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity builds homes for up to six families in need around Anchorage every year.

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