Improved Stores

Ocean State Job Lot Announces Reopening of Renovated Wakefield Store

Improved floor plan and expanded departments will provide a better, brighter experience for shoppers

North Kingstown, RI – (April 2, 2024) – Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is pleased to announce that its Wakefield, Rhode Island location at 688 Kingstown Road will reopen on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m. after a seven-week renovation. The store will be open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

When the store reopens, customers will find a more shopper-friendly layout with wider aisles, new floors, fresh paint, upgraded fixtures, and new inventory including an expanded seasonal department. OSJL has operated a store in Wakefield since 1980; the original Wakefield store was the company’s second store in Rhode Island.

“We are so happy to be able to reopen our refreshed Wakefield store just in time for the spring shopping season,” said Leon Bayles, Store Team Leader, Ocean State Job Lot. “We look forward to welcoming back our valued customers and providing them with a much-improved shopping experience.”

Shoppers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania know Ocean State Job Lot for its Crazy Deals, Insider Club, fantastic prices, friendly customer service, and wide range of merchandise. Ocean State Job Lot has made its mark in the discount-retail segment through opportunistic buying, which allows it to offer a wide selection of first-quality name brands and closeout merchandise at unbelievable prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (such as lawn and garden essentials; patio, pool, and beach supplies; heating and cooling, and holiday), kitchen pantry staples, and a broad offering of gourmet and international specialty foods.

About Ocean State Job Lot:

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 153 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales exceeding $800 million. OSJL Shoppers find an ever-changing array of brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices, including 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 a four-time “Best Employer” by Forbes® Magazine*, a three-time US Best Managed Company by Deloitte, a two-time winner of the Inspiring Workplaces in North America Award, and a Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces winner. *Ocean State Job Lot is not affiliated with Forbes®.

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts, and promoting learning. The Foundation’s operational, administrative, and overhead expenses are covered by Ocean State Job Lot, not the Foundation, ensuring that 100% of every dollar raised through the Foundation goes directly to helping those in need.

Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered in the Quonset Point Business Park at 375 Commerce Park Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852.  Phone: (401) 295-2672; Website: