New Ollie's discount store opens in Morristown

New Ollie's discount store opens in Morristown

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The store opened Wednesday morning. The store opened Wednesday morning.
"It's always great to meet and greet the fans outside of your workplace," said NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick. "It's always great to meet and greet the fans outside of your workplace," said NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

MORRISTOWN (WATE) - The popular discount chain Ollie's opened its fourth Tennessee location Wednesday morning in Morristown. It's located at the corner of Andrew Johnson Highway and Morris Boulevard.

There 140 stores nationwide, each filled with famous brands of every variety.

"I use the analogy that it's like a treasure hunt or Christmas morning, because you never know what you're going to find or get," said Director of Stores Jon Melnick. "We typically have something for everyone."     

The new store is not only bringing its big discounts to the region, it's also bringing 50 to 60 new jobs.     

"Stocking jobs, managerial jobs, supervision jobs, but it's all geared toward one thing and that's customer service," said Melnick. "That's what we're here for to serve the customer."

Shoppers didn't just line up to check out the store, but also to get up close NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick. 250 tickets were handed out to fans for the chance to meet and get one item signed by Harvick.

"To be able to come here today and see the turnout of fans is awesome, so it's always great to meet and greet the fans outside of your workplace," said Harvick.

Some fans lined up as early as Tuesday night. Now Ollie's is hoping those loyal fans will transition to loyal shoppers.

If you would like more information about the new store including how to apply for one of those new positions click here.

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