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New bargain store draws crowd


A bargain outlet opened in Sidney Wednesday and brings to the community 50-60 jobs.

A crowd packed Ollie’s Bargain Outlet during its grand opening 9 a.m. in West Town Square at 2240 Michigan St. NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick was on hand at the event.

Ollie’s is a Pennsylvania-based store with several locations in Ohio.

“We are excited to open our twenty-second store in the great state of Ohio where the folks have been so good to us,” said Mark Butler, President and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. “I couldn’t be happier to have Kevin Harvick join our team at the grand opening.”

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet also has locations at 1510 Upper Valley Pike in Springfield and 221 Springboro Pike in Miamisburg.

Tina Robb of Bellefontaine and her mother Janet Adams of Sidney left the new store with a shopping cart full of goods.

They are fans of the chain store’s business model.

“(There are) a lot of different things to choose from and there is a continuous turn over of different things,” Adams said. “A lot of good bargains.”

With items ranging from a cookbook to Chex Mix in her cart, Carol Elliott of Sidney said she was happy to see a business on the former Big Lots site.

“This is a new store in Sidney. I have to support any new business that comes to Sidney,” she said.

Ralph Hickey of Sidney couldn’t resist the opportunity to check out the new store.

“I knew the store was open and everyone in the country would be here,” he joked.”And I might get lucky. Someone might interview me.”

The Breaking News Team contributed to this report.


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