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The new Kettering store has an updated layout and design.
“We are excited to introduce our new store format to Kettering,” Steve Haffer, senior vice president and chief customer officer of Big Lots, said in a release. “It brings to life our new brand traits and showcases our product assortments of affordable solutions in Furniture, Seasonal, Home, Food, and Consumables. We are also very proud to serve alongside the Kettering community.”
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The new store’s opening in mid-March coincided with the closure of the Big Lots store that had operated for several years at 2800 Wilmington Pike, north of East Dorothy Lane in Kettering.
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The new Kettering Towne Center Big Lots store resurrected retail space that been occupied by an Elder-Beerman department store that had shut down in 2018, when Elder-Beerman’s parent company, Bon-Ton, filed for bankruptcy and closed all of its locations in the U.S. Decades ago, the space housed a Rike’s department store, and the surrounding retail center was known as the Rike’s Kettering shopping center.
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Big Lots, which is headquartered in Columbus, has over 1,400 stores in 47 states. The company has nearly 100 stores in Ohio, including several in the Dayton area.