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Former Hastings

The former Hastings building at 870 Blue Lakes Blvd. N. is shown in June 2016.

TWIN FALLS — A Goodwill thrift store will open in the former Hastings building this fall.

Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain announced it will open the store at 870 Blue Lakes Blvd. N. with about 12,000 square feet of retail space. The rest of the 20,000 square-foot building will be used for warehouse, existing workforce development programs and the online bidding service Shop Goodwill.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity to have a store there,” spokeswoman Chelle Fried said. “The store itself will actually be a job training site for people.”

The store will have 20 to 25 employees upon opening, she said.

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There is no set date for when donations will be accepted. Donations are tax-deductible. Easter Seals Goodwill also plans to announce a grand opening event with giveaways.

Hastings closed in 2016 following a company bankruptcy, sale and liquidation. King’s Variety Stores had planned to open a new Twin Falls store in the building this spring, but later announced it would close all its stores.

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