Howdy folks, and welcome back to Houston Historic Retail. Today, we’re visiting the Ollie’s in the former Babie’s ‘R Us at across from Baybrook Mall. The last time we saw the inside of this store, it was the short-lived Dick’s Warehouse Sale. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has since remodeled the building, removing most remaining traces of BRU, except for the flooring. They have also embiggened the floor space, adding room for mattresses and box springs. This location is the second Ollie’s to open in the immediate Houston area, so far, my favorite one. I, unfortunately, have to admit that I was left a little disappointed by the Jones Road Ollie’s. I felt the store was too small and lacked the weird variety you’d typically find at Ollie’s. My prayers seem to have been answered with this mega-sized Friendswood location. Not only do they carry the “staple Ollie selections,” you get the weird stuff too, and yeah, it’s cheap!
At the moment, we have three Ollie’s locations in town, the aforementioned Jones Road, Baybrook of course, and one in Katy, which I have yet to visit. If you’re near an Ollie’s, even the Jones Road one, I’d recommend stopping in to check it out. They have some good deals and some weird stuff!