A new discount retail store is now open in College Township. Here’s what to know

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Ocean State Job Lot on East College Avenue officially opened on Friday. The store occupies the 44,997-square-foot space that was formerly a Giant grocery store but had been vacant since 2019.

The Rhode Island-based discount retail chain purchased the 117,995-square-foot Nittany Commons shopping center back in April. The College Township shopping center also houses Pep Boys, Get Air Trampoline Park and Olde New York.

The Centre County location is the discount retail chain’s 150th store and its seventh store to open in Pennsylvania.

“We’re looking forward to sharing Ocean State Job Lot’s unique shopping experience with our new neighbors in State College,” Adam Shore, store team leader, said in a press release.

The store will be open 9a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and accepts LionCash as a form of payment.

A grand opening ceremony is planned for Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and family activities hosted in the parking lot. OSJL will make a donation to the Lion’s Pantry food bank as part of the opening celebration, according to the press release.

For more information about the store, visit www.oceanstatejoblot.com.

Ocean State Job Lot employees post outside of the new location at 2222 E. College Ave.
Ocean State Job Lot employees post outside of the new location at 2222 E. College Ave.