DES PERES, Mo. (KMOX) – After a brief scare over planning-and-zoning rules, Habitat for Humanity got approval Wednesday night to open a Re-Store in Des Peres.
At issue; was whether to store’s re-sale of used construction materials would violate a city law against selling previously used clothing and other household items.
“Most of the items are donated, but a lot of the items are new items, so they’re overstock and liquidation. We have a number of cooperate sponsors who work with us and donate new items to us,” Habitat CEO Kimberly McKinney said.
The Des Peres Board of Adjustment granted a variance. Board members decided that the ordinance didn’t apply in this case.
The previous occupant of the space was a granite and marble retailer, similar to what the Re-store would sell at the location.
McKinney told KMOX that all processes from the store benefit Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.