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New Uses is latest Woodbury store to announce closure

The Woodbury New Uses is closing is closing its store at 8150 Coller Way on July 29. Youssef Rddad / RiverTown Multimedia

A Woodbury home furnishing resale store is closing this month.

Due to sluggish sales, New Uses will be shuttering its store doors at 8150 Coller Way on July 29.

Co-owner Valeta Cornwell said the business fell short of its sales goals, despite her and her partner's best attempts to keep the business afloat.

"We're going to miss it. We did our best to make it work," she said, choking back tears. "I still love every bit of it."

The store is offering store-wide discounts at 30 percent, followed by discounts at 50 percent starting July 19.

Cornwell said the store still has a large amount of home furnishings, as well as furniture.

New Uses has also stopped taking in new merchandise.

As for what's next for the Oakdale Couple, Cornwell said she and her partner, Will Berthiaume, are considering getting a puppy before going back to work regular jobs.

"That's about as far as we can think right now," she said.

Cornwell said she'll miss interacting with customers and providing the helpful service of taking unwanted furniture and decor off of people's hands and paying them cash in exchange.

Headquartered in Minnetonka, New Uses has two other Twin Cities area stores in Minnetonka and Maple Grove.

The Woodbury shop opened in 2015.

More information about the store is at