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Major discount retail chain opens new store location in Pennsylvania

Kristen Walters

A major discount retail chain with over 140 store locations just opened another new store location in Pennsylvania this past week. Read on to learn more.

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If you like saving money on food, furniture, back-to-school supplies, and more, you will be excited to learn that Ocean State Job Lot has just opened a new store location in State College, PA.

According to local sources, the new store officially opened to the public on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 2222 East College Avenue in State College, on the site of the former Giant grocery store that closed in 2019.

The new Ocean State Job Lot store is open Monday from 8 am to 7 pm. Tuesday through Thursday, the store hours are from 9 am to 7 pm, and Friday through Sunday, the store is open from 8 am to 8 pm.

According to the company's website, Ocean State Job Lot is "the largest closeout retailer in the Northeast." However, they started in 1977 as a three-person team selling an assortment of merchandise at local flea markets.

Ocean State Job Lot currently has store locations in nine states, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.

The new location in State College will be the discount chain's sixth location in Pennsylvania. The retail chain also has stores in Dickson City, Montgomeryville, Warminster, Wilke-Barre, and Wind Gap.

Kristen Walters is an independent local business news writer. She is not affiliated with the business featured in this story.

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