Facing eviction, Veterans Thrift in Kennewick contemplates new location

Veterans Warehouse Thrift was moving to clear its 40,000-square-foot store on Nov. 11 in anticipation of a 72-hour eviction notice. 

The store announced it was selling its entire inventory at 50% off on Friday, Nov. 11 and 75% on Saturday, Nov. 12 and invited organizations that serve the homeless to take any clothing, coats or other items they need. 

The Wenatchee-based nonprofit opened in the former Sports Authority, 908 N. Colorado St., next to Lowe’s Home Improvement, in early 2021. 

Founder Thelbert M. “Thadd” Lawson Jr. estimated the store distributed $4.4 million worth of coats, pants and other items to needy local families since it opened. 

Lawson said he hopes to reopen in a new Tri-City location. 

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