Written by: Nathan Wertheimer
Casselberry, FL – There is now a new store in town to complete with Big Lots, which is right down the road. When you walk thru the doors of Ollie’s you will see a huge load of great merchandise on the shelves. It is like a mini Super Walmart and with much more…
Here is a little history about Ollie’s from the past to the present. Ollie’s was formed with the four fathers of investors. The very first Ollie’s Store opened in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1982, and from then on they have been adding more stores throughout the eastern United States. Where did they get the slogan “Good Stuff Cheap?” This was a concept from Ollie’s second store known as the annex, which changed the Central Pennsylvania landscape. A coupe of years later in 1985, Ollie open his 3rd store in York, PA. While gaining loyal customers at their stores, the company came up with Ollie’s Army Bargain Battalion, which is a customer rewards card. One can apply in-store for one of this reward card.
In 2000, there was leadership shake-up at the top of the company. Then in 2011, Ollie built a new distribution Center in York, Pa. Later in 2011, Ollie opened his 100th store opening in Barboursville, WV. With many stores open now, Ollie built a 2nd distribution center in Atlanta, GA area, with paving the way for further expansion into the Southeastern United States. Another big miles stone was in middle 2015 with Chairman, President and CEO Mark Bulter rang the opening bell on NASDAQ, which became a public traded company using the “OLLI” symbol. Now in 2016, Ollie’s company is now one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise. This chain currently operates 224 stores in 19 states including Florida.
There are many Ollie’s Stores in Florida now. Here are the list of stores in Florida, which are in West Orlando, Jacksonville, Niceville, Ocala, Leesburg, and finally Casselberry. You have not seen the last of Ollie’s Bargain Outlets in Central Florida. Look for more stores in the future. There is a store coming to Osceola County in the City of Kissimmee in the near future.
When entering the one of Ollie’s store, be sure to get a shopping cart because you’ll need it to fill it up with all the great bargains. This store has everything from A-Z with fifteen store departments located within one place. Here is the break down of Store Departments such as Housewares & Home Textiles, Food, Flooring, Books & Stationary, Toys, Home Improvements & Hardware, Electronics, Clothing & Luggage, Lawn-Garden-Patio, Health & Beauty Supplies, Sporting Goods, Pet Supplies, Automotive, and Holiday Items, and Odds & Ends. You will find brand name merchandise at up to 70% off the fancy retail store prices. You can expect to see this assortment of items in the each department, but you won’t likely find the exact same products or brands in every category on every visit as claimed by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. If you see a product you like buy it because it may not be there the next time you shop there.
I highly recommend this store to everyone. It is worth the drive to the Casselberry’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store located at 942 Semoran Blvd (HWY 436), Casselberry, FL 32707. 407-262-0995. Store Hours are Sunday: 10am – 7pm, Monday-Saturday: 9am – 9pm.
Note: Some sources of information came from the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet website.