The second Goodwill store in Boise opened Thursday morning at 9 a.m. on the northeast corner of Glenwood and State streets, and more than 300 shoppers went through the doors in the first 15 minutes, according to officials with the nonprofit that owns the store.
Shoppers bought almost 1,400 items in the first hour, according to Sandi Thomas, assistant vice president of marketing for Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain. Ladies jeans were one of the most popular items, she said.
About 40 staffers were on hand to replenish the shelves and racks and help customers check out. The store's full staff was working, and they brought in workers from other Southern Idaho Goodwill stores, too, Thomas said.