Closeout Retailer Ocean State Job Lot Coming to Shrewsbury
179 Newman Springs Rd. in Shrewsbury, the former site of a Super Foodtown has been vacant since 2008, but a unique retail store is about to move in.
Ocean State Job Lot, a closeout retailer based in Rhode Island, plans to open its first New Jersey store at the location.
Founded by brothers Marc and Alan Perlman – who sold mattresses out of a van soon after graduating from college in the late 1970s – Ocean State now has 112 stores doing $500 million a year in sales in New England.
The stores sell housewares, seasonal goods, clothing, hardware, non-perishable foods and more.
The debut of the Shrewsbury store, in a 46,000-square-foot one-story building with access to Newman Springs Road and Shrewsbury Avenue, is planned for June 19.