Seattle Store - Now Closed

Seattle Store – Ballard

seattle store front with blue sky

Why did The RE Store in Seattle close?

For those of you that may have missed the news, after much deliberation the Board of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities (our parent nonprofit) decided to close the Seattle store as of June 13th to focus efforts on serving NW Washington at our Bellingham location.

We are incredibly appreciative of the support that Seattle (the Ballard community in particular) has shown us over the past 15 years by way of shopping at the store, bringing us your donations, taking part in our workshops, attending our Recycled Arts Shows – and generally helping us spread the culture of reuse.

However – with all endings, there are new beginnings, and we are incredibly excited to pass on the news that the managers that worked for The RE Store have pulled together to open up a new reuse center – Ballard Reuse.  It officially opened June 16th – same location, same phone numbers and same friendly faces you’ve seen at The RE Store in Seattle over the last 10+ years.  We are happy to support this new reuse store and we wish them all the best.


Find out more about Ballard Reuse on their webpage:

Read more about the Bellingham Store


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