The Oneida County Habitat for Humanity ReStore is open for business.

A grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting was held this morning at the store on Seward Avenue in Utica.

The store sells gently used and donated items including appliances and furniture, with proceeds used for building projects in the area.

ReStore Manager Rob Wilson says the organization is volunteer driven and volunteers played a big part in the opening of the store.

Wilson says it took over 4,000 volunteer man hours to get the store up and running.

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties presented a check for $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity at today's grand opening.

There are 700 Habitat for Humanity re-stores across the country.


Jim Rondenelli, WIBX