JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A few former Benny’s locations will soon be home to a different retail chain: Ocean State Job Lot.
Rhode Island-based Carpionato Group announced Wednesday that it has made an agreement for Ocean State Job Lot to occupy three former Benny’s locations including ones in Warwick, Cranston, and Wakefield.
“Like Benny’s before it, Ocean State Job Lot is a Rhode Island-institution where consumers know they can go to find quality merchandise they need at affordable prices,” said K. MacArthur Coates, President and CEO of Carpionato Group. “Our goals in purchasing these locations were to ensure they would remain a go-to neighborhood resource and would be positioned for long-term success.”
The Cranston and Wakefield sites have signed long-term leases; the Warwick site will be sold to Ocean State Job Lot.
Carpionato Group said the three locations will receive upgrades and improvements.
Benny’s announced that it would close all of its stores in 2017.
Ocean State Job Lot has 133 stores across New England, New York, and New Jersey.