FAIRHAVEN (WBSM) — A Fairhaven storefront that has sat empty for just about seven years will soon have a new tenant, as Burlington is coming to town.

The discount retailer will be taking over the site of the former Ocean State Job Lot in Fairhaven Commons, at the end of the plaza next to Marshalls.

“We are thrilled to open a new Burlington store in the Fairhaven community this fall, offering residents our everyday low prices on a wide assortment of brand-name merchandise for the entire family and home,” Burlington spokesperson Julia DePillis told WBSM.

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Burlington is known for discount deals on name brand clothing for men, women and children, along with shoes, housewares and more.

The chain began in 1972 as Burlington Coat Factory in Burlington, New Jersey. It continued under that name until 2009, when it shortened it to just Burlington. The company went public in 2013 and trades on the New York Stock Exchange.

Currently there are over 1,000 Burlington stores. Other local stores include Dartmouth at the Dartmouth Mall, Fall River and Raynham.

The space into which Burlington is moving has been vacant since Ocean State Job Lot moved across Route 6 into half of the former Shaw’s supermarket in 2017. It was recently revealed that Harbor Freight Tools would be moving into the other half of that store this July, after that space was vacated by Regal House Furniture late last year.

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