The Center Street Store, which will offer grocery delivery to senior citizens, is expected to open between May 15 and June 1, the Washington County Human Development Council's executive director said Wednesday.
Executive Director Ron Harsh said the opening, originally planned for March, was delayed because the 401 Center St. building had to be refurbished. The former Gossard's store at that site closed about two years ago.
Harsh said he has been astounded by the time and materials being donated to the project by area business people as well as the financial assistance from government agencies.
The council's mentally and physically disabled clients will apply for on-the-job training in the neighborhood store before moving on to other jobs. Two council employees and two to four council clients would operate the store.