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Five things you might not expect to find at Lexington’s newly opened Goodwill

Goodwill has opened its new store on West Main Street in Lexington.
Goodwill has opened its new store on West Main Street in Lexington.

Lexington’s newest Goodwill store opened at 1307 W. Main St. in Lexington on Wednesday and the store has seen “tremendous community support” thus far, according to Goodwill’s corporate office in Greenville.

The shop is a relocation of the Goodwill at 754 W. Main St. in the Kmart-anchored shopping center. The new shop is 13,300 square feet and has grown from 13 to 18 employees.

While it is, of course, full of gently used clothing items, it holds some surprises, including:

1. Kids’ baseball pants.

There is an entire rack of never-been-worn white baseball pants for kids — an item that can sometimes be a tough find in Lexington.

2. New home decor items.

The store has a good selection of new throw pillows and a few never-used comforter sets.

3. New kids’ clothing items.

In addition to accepting used clothing, Goodwill also receives overstocked items from stores such as Target. This location is stocked with some new Cat & Jack brand T-shirts for boys.

4. Books and DVDs

The store has a decent-size book selection, along with a selection of DVDs in great condition.

5. Games

Scattergories, Monopoly, Life ... the store has a nice stock of family/children’s games — some of which look like they were never opened.

Goodwill is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.