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Ocean State Job Lot, a leading closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with 116 stores throughout New England, New Jersey, and New York, this week announced the grand opening of its 117th store at 180 North Main Street in the New City Shopping Plaza in New City. The 24,500 sq. ft. location is Ocean State Job Lot’s ninth in New York. Other store locations in the state include Albany, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Fishkill, North Babylon, Poughkeepsie, Schenectady and Valatie.

A daylong grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday, May 30, 2015 starting at 8 a.m. when the doors open to the public. Festivities continue throughout the morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. officiated by Clarkstown Town Councilwoman and Deputy Supervisor Shirley Lasker and other local dignitaries.

During the event, Ocean State Job Lot will give away a variety of food samples from its brand name vendors and a chance to win a $200 shopping spree. Various community organizations and businesses will display their information, offer prize drawings, and be on hand for the morning festivities including the Town of Clarkstown, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County, and Rockland Independent Living Center. Care About the Strays will hold cat adoptions at the event and there will be free adoption kits courtesy of Job Lot for all those who adopt onsite.

Also, Sesame Street comic book writer Jason Burns will make an appearance to autograph and give away comic books and other items while supplies last, and there will be a Sesame Street coloring activity for kids. Plus, radio station WHUD 100.7 will host a remote appearance at the store from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with contests and prize giveaways.

In conjunction with Job Lot’s community-first approach to business, Ocean State Job Lot’s Charitable Foundation will make a donation of household items on May 29, 2015 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County in support of the Family Assistance Program which fosters family independence and responsibility. Also coinciding with the store opening, a truckload of nutritious, shelf-stable food will be donated to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley courtesy of the Foundation’s “Three Square Meals” community meal assistance program. Carrie Jones Ross, food sourcing coordinator for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, will be on hand at the Grand Opening to acknowledge the donation along with local representatives from People to People.

“We are thrilled to be opening our ninth Ocean State Job Lot store in New York and expanding the opportunities for area residents to see the tremendous merchandising values and different kind of shopping experience that closeout retailing offers, ” states David Sarlitto, marketing executive for Ocean State Job Lot. “We’re also pleased to be bringing over 30 new jobs, both full- and part-time, to the local community,” he adds.

Job Lot offers a wide assortment of brand name merchandise at closeout prices. Shoppers can find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (sporting goods, outdoor, gardening) and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price.

Store hours are 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday.  


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