The Salvation Army family store on Steinway Street has closed
May 25, 2021 By Christina Santucci
The family-owned Salvation Army store on Steinway Street in Astoria has closed for good.
A Salvation Army spokesperson said the store, located at 34-02 Steinway Street, closed when its lease expired in late April. The location, which dates back to the 1980s, served as a thrift store and donation center.
“Most of the employees have accepted reassignment offers to other stores in the area,” the spokesperson said. Of the seven people who worked in the Steinway store, five were transferred to other locations, he said.
Inventory from the Astoria location has also been redistributed to other stores.
“While there are no immediate plans to open another store in Astoria, we are still looking for properties that make sense,” the spokesperson said. He said the Salvation Army would be happy to consider any suggestions for new locations in the neighborhood.
Woodside’s family-owned store at 39-11 61st St is now the organization’s closest thrift store to Astoria.
the Salvation Army, an international charitable organization that is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, accepts donations and then sells them in its thrift stores. The money raised is then used to fund adult rehabilitation centers for people addicted to drugs and alcohol, according to the organization. website.