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Big R Stores taking over Walmart space in Lima, creating 70 new jobs in the area

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The store, set to open in November, will create approximately 70 jobs in the Lima community. Joda Crabtree, a Co-Owner at Big R, stated that he’s hoping to hire management for the new store locally.

Retailer picks Lima as first Ohio location, plans to hire locally

Taylor Johnson
tjohnson@the419.com

Lima’s Clocktower Plaza includes nearly 238,000 square feet of retail space, including 110,000 square feet for a single user in the former Walmart space and up to two outparcels on North Cable Road. It houses both local and regional tenants, such as Pet Supplies Plus, Dollar Tree, Planet Fitness and Gamestop. The plaza is approximately 25-percent occupied, which Clocktower Plaza, LLC, plans to change.

Big R Stores will fill the vacant Wal-Mart in Lima’s Clocktower Plaza.

LIMA – Big R Stores, a general merchandise retailer, has announced the opening of its 19th store in Lima.

The store will fill the vacant 110,000 square feet Wal-Mart property at 945 North Cable Road while providing Lima shoppers with apparel, pet products, sporting goods, equine products, lawn and garden items, home goods, and farm supplies among others.

The store will be pet-friendly as dogs are welcome to accompany their owners on shopping trips and the store even sells chicks in the spring. Big R bills itself as carrying “everyday items for life’s everyday things.”

The store, set to open in November, will create approximately 70 jobs in the Lima community.

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Joda Crabtree, a Co-Owner at Big R, stated that he’s hoping to hire management for the new store locally.

“We’re excited to serve the Lima community and really want to hire locally whenever we can,” Mr. Crabtree explained.

“This is our first store in Ohio and we couldn’t be happier about the opportunity we have to serve customers here in Lima.”

Those interested in employment can apply online by clicking on the careers link at BigR.com.

Big R’s closest stores to Lima are Marion and Wabash, Indiana, but Mr. Crabtree stated that “Big R expects to make a significant investment into serving customers across Northwest Ohio.”

Big R Stores has been family-owned since it began serving the farm and home community in 1965 and is headquartered in Watseka, Illinois. Big R is known for its wide selection of farm and general merchandise and operates 19 stores across Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

For more information: BigR.com or contact Alisha Starelli at (619)-866-3550 or alisha@fidelitasdevelopment.com.