Retailer picks Lima as first Ohio location, plans to hire locally
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.
Click to apply for any of the following job openings in the new Lima store:
- Automotive Associate »
- Cashier »
- Clothing Associate »
- Consumable Associate »
- Courtesy Associate »
- Electrical Associate »
- Farm Associate »
- Feed Associate »
- H.E.P Associate (Heating, Electrical, Plumbing) »
- Hardware Associate »
- Housewares Associate »
- Instock Associate »
- Lawn & Garden Associate »
- Maintenance Associate »
- Personnel Clerk »
- Pet Associate »
- Receiving Associate »
- Shop Associate »
- Sporting Associate »
- Toy Associate »
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.”
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.