Oak Harbor Habitat moving to larger location

The Oak Harbor furniture store run by Habitat for Humanity of Island County is moving a short distance to nearly double its size.

The move, to 290 S.E. Pioneer Avenue from 350 S.E. Pioneer Way, means an expansion to nearly 7,000 square feet, from about 4,000 square feet, said Habitat’s Development Director Mandi Rothman.

“We’re bursting at the seams,” she said. “At the new place we’ll be able to take on items like exercise equipment and be able to better serve the public.”

To facilitate the move, the store will close 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and reopen in its new location at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

The official grand opening is Thursday, Nov. 12, followed by a grand-opening sale starting Saturday, Nov. 14.