Washington Evening Journal
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The Goodwill store in Washington remains in a holding pattern.
The store closed in July amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but while other Goodwill of the Heartland stores have re-opened, the Washington store has remained closed.
'There's really not much to say right now,” Brent Watkins, creative services manager for Iowa City-based Goodwill of the Heartland, said. 'We have no immediate plans to re-open, but we have no immediate plans to close.”
Goodwill of the Heartland operates Goodwill locations throughout eastern Iowa, including Washington, Fairfield, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
All of the Goodwill of the Heartland stores, except for Washington, have re-opened for business.
Watkins said that the pandemic is only part of the reason that the Washington store has remained closed.
'We have had to reallocate our resources as part of our logistics and organizational needs,” he said.
He said no more information regarding the future of the Washington store is available at this time.