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Former grocery to become closeout outlet
Ollie's Bargain Outlet coming to Hinesville
The Ollie's Bargain Outlet will be in the former Food Lion building on Gen. Screven Way. - photo by Photo provided.

The corporate management staff of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has signed a lease to bring the store to the currently vacant former Food Lion location off Gen. Screven Way, according to Clay Sikes of The Sikes Group.

Ollie’s is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory and salvage merchandise, according to its website.

“Our 180 ‘semi-lovely’ stores sell merchandise of all descriptions and some beyond description,” the website boasts.

“We sell name-brand products at cheap prices,” said Jerry Altland, Ollie’s vice president of real estate. “We know we need to be cheaper than the fancy stores, and that is what we try to do and we’ve been very successful for the last 33 years doing that.

Altland said the first Ollie’s store opened in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Altland said they recently opened a store in Waycross that has done well, and the chain was searching for another viable south Georgia location.

“The Georgia market has done well for us as a whole, and we are looking to put more stores in,” he said.

The Hinesville location, off busy Gen. Screven Way, is exactly what corporate staff was looking for, he said.

“The state as a whole has been good for us,” Altland said.

He added that he is sure the Hinesville community will be pleased with what the store will offer. “We hope to be open in August,” he said.

Ollie’s will need to fill jobs at the new store soon. “Usually we hire between 45-55 associates,” he said.

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