Ollieís Bargain Outletís grand opening will include one of NASCARís top drivers.
Kevin Harvick will be in Aiken on Aug. 6 to help the community celebrate the closeout storeís new location.
An autograph session will be held with Harvick, but only 250 tickets will be available.
Ollieís Bargain Outlet will open in the 25,098-square-foot space that once housed Belk at 1660 Richland Ave. Belk relocated to the Aiken Mall in 1989.
Veracity Payment Solutions has occupied a small portion of the empty department store over the past few years and will remain at that location once Ollieís moves in.
In January, Ziff Properties, which operates the shopping center, announced Ollieís Bargain Outlet made arrangements to lease the space.
Ollieís Bargain Outlet, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a retailer of closeouts, excess inventory and salvage merchandise, according to a press release.
The retailer currently operates 154 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, according to its website.
The first Ollieís Bargain Outlet opened in 1982.
The grand opening will start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 6.
Autograph tickets will be available at 7:30 a.m., and the autograph session starts at 10 a.m.
Only one autograph ticket per customer will be allowed at the event.
For more information, visit www.olliesbargainoutlet.com.
AP file Photo/Terry Renna Kevin Harvick smiles on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on July 4.×
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