Goodwill: Norwood Park

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goodwillnorwoodpark.jpg1015 Norwood Park Blvd.
Austin, TX 78753
512-637-7502

Store Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 7:00pm

I haven't forgotten about my intention to review thrift stores--just been on hiatus from it for a bit, as I've only been visiting stores (OK, really just the store on Research) I've already reviewed. However, I took a turn by the Norwood Park Goodwill yesterday, so I do have something a bit new to report.

This is a farily new addition to Austin's Goodwill scene. Norwood Park is the location of Goodwill's computer works store, as well as a community center of some sort. And I'm sure those elements of this location are absolutely lovely.

The retail store itself, however, sucks.

It's far, far smaller than the Goodwill locations I frequent (North Lamar and especially Research). About...1/4 the size, maybe? And it's almost all women's clothes--a few men's and children's clothes, but almost no housewares or books. I spent less than ten minutes in the store and felt that I'd seen all I needed to see--and I can easily spend hours in a good thrift store. I left empty-handed.

On the plus side, this store is new and very clean. But that doesn't do much good if there's nothing there.

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