Terlingua Dreams

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Grand Opening of Ollie's

On a prior post, I had stated that a new business was coming to town, a discount outlet called Ollie's.  I had personally never heard of them before so I went online. YouTube to the rescue...as is customary now that people do walk-thru's of different types of stores...then upload them to their channels.

I had to go to the post office on Wednesday and found their ad in our mail. Curiosity got the best of me and I decided to drive by to see how many cars were there considering it was during the week when most people are working or in school.

This new store is located in the former Walmart building which now houses three stores...Dollar Tree, Harbor Freight, and now Ollie's. There were a lot of vehicles there for that hour of the morning and I saw a couple with two shopping carts loading their trunk and then heading back to the store for more. Though I had no intention of going inside this piqued my curiosity and I thought...why not?  I was already there anyway.

This store is set up kind of warehouse-style. The place was jammed packed and it was difficult to go down aisles as they were so small two carts would touch. I took a couple of pictures but other than e-mailing them to myself or linking my cellphone to my computer...which I am NEVER going to do I will just have to remember to take my old cell phone with me which defeats the purpose for buying a new one.

While they did have reasonable prices I can get more bang for my money at Dollar Tree for things like cereal and cleaning supplies. Housewares like lamps, bedding, cooking utensils (I do not cook), and As Seen On TV items I find more reasonable at DD's and Fallas.

There was a long line to sign up for their free membership card but you had to give your date of birth, mailing address, show your driver's license and you got a free reusable tote bag. With all the security breaches that have taken place lately...I decided to pass on their kind offer.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid 

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