Representatives from the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce assisted the Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois with the Grand Opening of their new Pekin retail location. Representatives from Goodwill's Board of Directors and local employees joined Patty Fuchs, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, for the ceremony. The new store is located in the former Kroger space in the Courtside Shopping Center at 3245 Court Street. The new location increased the shopping area from about 10,000 square feet at the old Veteran's Drive location to about 12,000 square feet. Computer classes, community outreach and educational programs will be offered in two classrooms located in the back of the new store.