FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - (December 1, 2018) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey, and New York, recently celebrated the grand opening of new Franklin Park located store at 3391 State Route 27. This 31,000 sq. ft. location brings an additional 50 jobs and restores vibrancy to this previously-vacant retail location.

During its grand opening celebration held on December 1st, Ocean State Job Lot executives and Franklin Park Store Manager Steve Armand presented a $1,000 check to the Franklin Township Cultural Arts Council Gazebo Project for new, enhanced lighting. The project was chosen as the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation’s “Close to Our Heart” recipient.  OSJL also donated a pallet of non-perishable food valued at $1,000 for immediate use at the Franklin Park Food Pantry, in addition to an entire tractor-trailer truck of food to its regional partner, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

“We are so pleased that Ocean State Job Lot can play such an important role in the revitalization of this shopping district,” said David Sarlitto, Executive Director, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. “We pride ourselves on making connections within the communities in which we operate, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the town of Franklin Park.” 

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In addition to its Close To Our Heart donation, Ocean State Job Lot donated $1,000 in gift cards following the conclusion of its ‘Discount Dash for Charity,’ which featured local media and community members competing in a timed scavenger hunt for select Ocean State Job Lot products. Captain Gregory Borlan of the Franklin Township Police Department took first place, collecting a $500 gift card for Angel Tails Inc. to support the Franklin Township Animal Shelter; Mike McGinn of Magic 98.3 radio won a $250 gift card for the Karma Cat and Dog Rescue Society in Milltown; and Blogger Cindy Livesey of the Living Rich with Coupons blog won a $250 gift card for Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick.

“We are very excited to debut this new bright and airy Job Lot store to the Franklin Park community,” said Armand. “Since our soft opening on Thanksgiving Day weekend, we have received a warm welcome from the community, and we look forward to serving them for years to come.”

Franklin Mayor Phil Kramer, along with Ocean State Job Lot Executives, participated in the ceremonial ribbon cutting. Store hours are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Store phone: 732-683-7032.

About Ocean State Job Lot  

Now in its 41st year, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 133 stores in New England, New York, and New Jersey, approximately 5,000 employees, and annual sales exceeding $675 million. Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price. The company was named by Forbes Magazine as a 2017 and 2018 “Best Midsize Employer.”

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, placing emphasis on local food banks in communities where Job Lot operates stores. The Foundation also supports medical and literacy initiatives, disaster relief efforts, the performing arts, military service members and their families, seniors, teachers, first responders, and special needs and foster children. Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park, North Kingstown, RI 02852.  Phone: (401) 295-2672; Web: