The corner of Abrams and Skillman hasn’t been known for fundraisers. Okay, so if you remember way back when the Tom Thumb opened at the corner, then you’re one step ahead of the rest.
While Tom Thumb’s has been gone for quite a while, the Super Duper Target has been filling the void of shopping mania.
Joining the corner conclave of changes was the arrival of ReStore, where Big Lots used to reside. On Friday, February 20th, a sneak peek was held with loads of Habitat for Humanity supporters in attendance. This one joins the three other ReStores in Dallas (West Dallas, on Forest Lane and in Garland). But this baby is the biggest one of the lot with 25,000 square feet of merchandise for sale.
But it wasn’t a chic cocktail party for grownups only. The place was jamming with DJ Andre and lots of too adorable munchkins like the Hohweiler kids (brothers Cole and Cohen and baby sister Claire), the Aeeulkaeir brothers (Ali, Hussein and Hassan) and the Hooton tykes (Lola and Elliott).
Just for fun, the kiddos brought along their folks, who strolled the aisles checking out the paints, doors, gently experience furniture and goodies like brand new Hawk hammers going for $5.99 with Area ReStore VP Ron Collins directing traffic, just as if they were moseying through Home Depot.
Ah, but Home Depot didn’t have A&E TV reality show “Storage Wars: Texas” cutie Jenny “Uptown Girl blogger” Grumbles. Not only was the blonde celeb having a heck of a good time meeting with folks, she also was contributing to the Habitat for Humanity efforts. There were five chairs that she had restored to glory and put them up for a drawing. Since her Uptown Country Home shop in Snider Plaza closed, she’s focused on refurbishing furniture. As Jenny put it, “Trash to treasure.”