Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Good Stuff Cheap
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will open at the corner of Moffett Road (Hwy 98) and Schillinger Road on October 5th and will initially employ around 22 people from Semmes and our immediate area. During the store setup, up to fifty-five people, local and otherwise, have been preparing for the grand opening. Ollie’s advertises itself as an extreme value retailer of brand name merchandise at drastically reduced prices and although specifics were not given, they thoroughly research potential markets and identified Semmes Alabama as a rapidly growing market. Talk Of Semmes was given an early morning tour of the store this morning, Saturday, October 1st, and we went looking for “Good Stuff Cheap.” We experienced isle after isle of brand name products, including housewares, food, books and stationery, bed and bath, floor coverings, toys and hardware. Ollie’s is different if no reason other than the brightly lit store and colorful signage reminiscent of earlier times when in-store signs were colorful and fun.