OLEAN — Big Lots corporate officials announced Olean’s location is ready for its grand reopening next week.
The store, which calls the largest storefront in Delaware Park Centre Plaza on North Union Street home, reopened Thursday and will see a grand reopening on Nov. 9, along with another store in the region.
“We are excited to introduce our new store format to these Buffalo area stores,” stated Steve Haffer, senior vice president chief customer officer of Big Lots. “It brings to life our new brand traits and showcases our product assortments of affordable solutions in Furniture, Seasonal, Home, Food, and Consumables. We are also very proud to serve alongside the Buffalo area community.”
The store shut down in July for renovations. The stores have a new format as part of a corporate-wide initiative, officials said.
According to the building permit issued by the city, the estimated valuation of the renovation work was $390,000.
Big Lots will host grand opening ribbon cutting ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 at both stores. The first 50 shoppers entering each store on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with tasty treats from Big Lots.
Also seeing a grand reopening is the store located on South Transit Road in Lockport, which underwent a similar renovation.
Big Lots first came to North Union Street in 2004, opening Aug. 18. The store occupies 33,000 square feet, a space that had previously been the former Quality Markets and a relocated fitness club, according to Times Herald reports from when the store opened. To make it suitable, Park Centre Development spent $500,000 to renovate the space for Big Lots.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots operates more than 1,400 stores in 47 states, including a location at the Bradford Mall which was relocated in late 2017.
For more information about the company, visit www.biglots.com.