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Technology Has a New Hot Spot

May 21, 2014

grid at night2We are excited to announce the grand opening of a new technology store in the University area planned for Saturday, May 31. The Grid…Powered by Goodwill is a new brand extension for Goodwill and will be a destination spot where the tech-savvy consumer can purchase computer components and accessories, or simply find out what’s new in the world of technology. Grand opening festivities for the new store, located at 9605 North Tryon Street, will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. followed by the doors opening for shoppers at 9:00 a.m.

In addition to the current product assortment of desktop and laptop computers, printers, flat screen televisions and gaming systems sold at Goodwill’s Computer Works location, The Grid will feature new additions to its product line-up, such Raspberry Pi, the Oculus Rift experience, audio components, portable chargers, phone and tablet accessories, retro games, gaming consoles and controllers.

The new, 6,000-square-foot store boasts on-trend ambiance, including an easily navigable layout, sleek design, user-friendly displays and a lounge area where video game enthusiasts can try out the newest games. The Grid is currently developing a menu of new community offerings, such as hosting technology-related educational opportunities for children and LAN (Local Area Network) parties for multiplayer video games.

Hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday 12:00-7:00 p.m. Goodwill’s existing Computer Works store (located at 2913 Freedom Drive) will continue to operate through Wednesday, May 28. This location will be closed once the new store opens and all team members will be transferred to the new location.

Donations to Goodwill support career training and job placement programs for unemployed and underemployed individuals as they upgrade their skills to enter the competitive workforce. To calculate the positive impact of your Goodwill donations, use our donation impact calculator at

Elizabeth Isenhour

Elizabeth Isenhour

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2014 8:29 am

    This sounds amazing. Congrats.

  2. Keith S. permalink
    May 31, 2014 7:46 pm

    Stopped by on opening day. Great new store. Love the concept. My only negative is the TV’s are overpriced for used and repaired units. I can buy new for the same or cheaper price down the street at a big box store or online.

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