Salem’s Value Village is closing. Here’s why its parking lot will stay busy

Salem’s Value Village is closing this Saturday. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

Salem’s Value Village is closing its doors this Saturday, and a Salem Health employee parking lot will take its place.

Sara Gaugl –– a spokesperson with Value Village’s parent company, Savers­ –– said the lease was expiring at the for-profit secondhand clothing store on 2460 Mission St. S.E.

Salem Health is now leasing the property, which includes an old Kmart store.

Elijah Penner, a spokesperson with Salem Health, said there will be an employee shuttle from the offsite parking lot to the hospital.

“Construction for these improvements will not impact patient or visitor parking but will affect employee parking spaces,” Penner said in an email.

Penner also said the hospital is increasing support for staff that commute using alternative transportation.

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Salem’s Value Village has been open since 1988.

The land, which includes a parking lot, has an estimated real market value of $5.6 million. The building — the former Kmart and Value Village — has an estimated real market value of $3.4 million.

The property is owned by FB Salem LLC, a real estate business based in New York, according to Marion County property records.

After the closure, the last remaining Value Village in Oregon will be in Tigard.

In an email, Gaugl said, “thrift shopping continues to build momentum and we’re always looking for potential locations that meet our real estate requirements.”

Savers operates more than 300 thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia, according to its website.

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