The Salvation Army held a grand opening for a new Family Store in Carson City on Thursday morning. 

Major Charles Fowler, also of the Salvation Army, Reno Corps, said the store provides funding for the Salvation Army’s recovery programs serving 200-300 people each year in Northern Nevada.

“We’ve changed the name from Thrift Store to Family Store to really focus on our purpose – recycling donated goods in order to restore families and lives,” he said in his opening remarks. “It’s the first of its kind in Northern Nevada.”

The 28,500-square foot building, located at 3320 Research Way, has 10,000 square feet of space that can be divided down into smaller units still available for lease. The $3.5 million building is completed and ready for quick occupancy.