The building under construction at the corner of Mills & Virginia at 1349 N. Mills Avenue (MAP) will soon house a non-profit thrift store, pharmacy and HIV testing clinic called Out of the Closet (Website).
The thrift store will sell clothing, household items, and furniture.
The pharmacy will enable visitors to get their prescriptions filled while they shop. It will also offer free home delivery and 24/7 prescription question help.
They're currently looking for a Pharmacist.
The HIV tests are performed by certified testing counselors. Test results are ready in 20 minutes or less. There is no more paperwork to fill out. Locals will use the foundation's Touch Screens or iPads to complete the tests.
The business is owned and operated by the California not-for-profit Aids Healthcare Foundation Inc (Website). 96 cents of every dollar from the thrift store will go to HIV/AIDS services provided by the foundation.
Aids Healthcare Foundation Inc is a global organization providing medicine and advocacy to 1,000,000 patients in over 43 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe.
There are 34 locations of Out of the Closet stores and clinics in the U.S.
The 6,267 SF building on the .57-acre property was designed by architects Scott + Cormia. The foundation paid $2,200,000 for the property in 2017.