The Assistance League of Everett’s new building is a nod back to the day of the prominent downtown department store. A nostalgic arched sign in an oldfashioned serif font adds to clean lines, vertical “column” elements, and contemporary window awnings to create a classic retail landmark.
The 26,000 SF facility, completed in 2003, is a multipurpose space. The building houses a thrift store, a 300-person meeting and event space, office space, and a separate area for “Operation School Bell,” a special place where children can pick out new school clothes. The proceeds from the thrift store fund “Operation School Bell,” so it is important to the success of the program that an attractive and accessible building attract a steady stream of customers.