Ollie’s to fill part of old Newnan Kmart store
by Clay Neely
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will be filling part of the former Newnan Kmart store in Merchants Crossing shopping center.
Ollie’s is a retailer of closeout, surplus and salvage merchandise based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The company has recently pulled several permits to include a demo permit for the existing inside, interior renovation, electrical, gas, plumbing, and mechanical permits for 56 C Bullsboro, the former location of Kmart on Bullsboro Drive at Greison Trail.
The total floor space of the outlet will be 30,000 square feet and the cost of renovation is listed as $525,000. Ollie's Bargain Outlet deals in surplus merchandise obtained from various retailers, suppliers or manufacturers throughout the country, whether in the form of closeouts, bankruptcy sales or other similar means of buying stock at below wholesale costs, according to information on the company’s website.
The chain currently has locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Michigan.