PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- This week there will be a new place to shop while helping people in the community.
A brand new Goodwill store and donation center will open in Punta Gorda on Thursday. This new location will offer an expanded retail space and has been customized for the community.
It is located on Tamiami Trail just south of Aqui Esta Drive, in the former Laishley Marine store.
A grand opening ribbon-cutting is planned for 8:45 a.m. Thursday.
The new store will also serve as a collection site for new teddy bears for the "very beary" tree, which will be one of the decorated trees at this year's Festival of Trees at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers next month.