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New bargain retailer coming soon to area

By Staff | Apr 3, 2019

MUNCY – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, one of the largest retailers of closeout merchandise and excess inventory nationwide, is opening a branch in the former Toys ‘R’ Us building in Pennsdale, confirmed Gwen Pidcoe, Muncy Township office manager.

The outlet bought the building during the toy store’s bankruptcy process and is now hiring employees via online ads.

Pidcoe said she has not yet had contact with Ollie’s corporate office, and doesn’t know for sure whether the store will offer furniture, as some branches do, or how many jobs the store will bring to the area.

Ollie’s is expected to appeal to community members and will begin operations close to the end of April or beginning of May.

The closest Ollie’s location now is Mill Hall, just outside of Lock Haven. That branch offers deals on items such as toiletries, housewares, small appliances, kitchen accessories and furniture.

Ollie’s sells branded merchandise at a lower price by buying overstocked or old-packaged items.

“You will always find famous, brand name products at Ollie’s, but a lot of them could be last year’s colors, patterns or packaging that traditional retailers won’t sell,” according to the website.