Pennsylvania-based Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is opening in Macon next week.
The no frills, bargain-priced store is planning to open at 9 a.m. Aug. 13 at 3555 Mercer University Drive in the former Sock Shoppe location, across from Macon Mall, according to a news release.
Products such as books, home goods, automotive, furniture, food, flooring, hardware and pet supplies are displayed on pallets, according to the company’s website.
An attempt to reach a representative with the company Tuesday was unsuccessful.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne will be at the store on opening day to sign autographs, the release stated. One ticket per customer will be distributed at 7:30 a.m. for the autograph session, which begins at 10 a.m.
Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbs and irregulars, according to the website.
“So you will always find famous brand name products at Ollie’s -- but it could be last year’s color or pattern that traditional retailers won’t sell,” the website said.
Ollie’s has other Georgia stores in Carrollton, Duluth, Newnan and Stockbridge. A store in Mableton is expected to open in September.
To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.