(08/14/13) - If you're looking for a bargain, a new store in Flint Township might catch your interest.
Ollie's Bargain Outlet, one of the country's largest closeout retailers, is now open for business.
Customers lined up Wednesday morning for their first chance to check-out the deals inside Ollie's.
"Through the whole setup process, people were always coming up to the door, calling us, 'When are you open, when are you open, we want to come in and see what you got,'" said manager Jim Geers.
The Flint Township store is the newest of 144 across the country.
"We are store number seven in Michigan, and we are going to be the best, of course," Geers said.
The store sells just about everything.
"A little bit of this a little bit of that," Geers said.
Books, food, furniture.
"We purchase it, bring it in the door, price it and put it on the shelf," Geers said.
The majority of it is brand name - a bargain hunters dream.
But this new store brings Mid-Michigan much more than good deals - 53 jobs came also come with this grand opening.
"Most of them are part time right now, but we have opportunities for moving up in the company," Geers said.
As an added bonus, shoppers got a chance to talk baseball and get autographs from Tiger's Legend Al Kaline.
"The tigers are doing great, you know, you can't win all the games," Kaline said.
Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open a store in Saginaw within the next month.
There are also other stores opening in Flint Township.
The Township's Economic Development Coordinator tells us Ulta Cosmetics, and a store called "And That!" are on schedule to open soon. The opening of a store called "5 Below", may be delayed.
For a link to more information about job opportunities at Ollie's, click HERE.
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