Category: ReStore

Deconstructing Century-Old Sisters of St. Francis Buildings

Each year, Milwaukee Habitat raises thousands of dollars through the sale of donated items in our three ReStores. Some of most unique finds are salvaged by our Deconstruction Services team. The team, comprised almost entirely of volunteers, salvages usable items from commercial and residential buildings that are being remodeled or torn down. Most weeks our… Read more

‘American Pickers’ is coming to Wisconsin and looking for unique collections

Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America! Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in… Read more

Deconstructing St. Camillus

We’re so thankful to have partners like St. Camillus, who allowed our Deconstruction Services team to salvage usable items from a few of their soon-to-be replaced buildings! Nearly 20 tons of materials were salvaged from this project from appliances to kitchen cabinets and more. Habitat Deconstruction is a win-win-win: usable items stay out of local landfills… Read more

Habitat Opens Third ReStore in Greenfield

On Friday, November 17th Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their newest ReStore, Habitat’s resale store and donation center. “ReStore South,” located in the former Bartz’s Party Store in Greenfield, is Milwaukee Habitat’s third ReStore in the county, joining the non-profit’s Wauwatosa and Walker’s Point locations…. Read more

ReStore Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

This November, ReStore is celebrating 10 glorious years in Milwaukee and we couldn’t have done it without YOU! In that time, ReStore has raised funds to build 25 Milwaukee Habitat homes, helping families own safe, decent, affordable homes. To thank you for all your support, enjoy 10 DAYS OF SALES at both East & West… Read more

ReStore Salvages Treasure from 120 Year Old Warehouse

Have you seen the antique warehouse items at ReStore lately?! Get an exclusive look into how our Deconstruction team salvaged them in this article by Bobby Tanzilo: —————– There was a time when removing a building from the landscape was a dramatic affair. Buildings were imploded with a boom and a plume of grey dust,… Read more

Summer Mondays at West

RESTORE WEST will be open Mondays: May through July!!! Scoop up hot summer deals with an extra day of Re-Shopping at our Wauwatosa location! SUMMER MONDAYS at West May-July 10am-6pm at ReStore West ONLY 3015 N. 114th, Wauwatosa Begins Monday, May 2nd!

Habitat ReStore Salvages Materials from Marquette University Demolition

In just four days this December, Milwaukee Habitat ReStore’s Deconstruction Services salvaged over $37,000 (estimated resale value) of usable materials from Marquette University‘s Jesuit Residence Hall, which is soon to be demolished. Materials will be resold at Milwaukee’s ReStores to support our mission. Thanks to Mortenson Construction & Marquette University for making sure these thousands of pounds… Read more

Save 50% at ReStore’s Black Friday Sale

SAVE 50% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH FRIDAY ONLY, Deal Finder’s Club Members receive 50% OFF ONE ENTIRE PURCHASE just by showing your club card! It doesn’t matter if that purchase is $20 or $2000, you’ll get it for half off! You can ONLY redeem it ONCE, so make it count! Had your… Read more