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Libbey Glass Outlet Store

By Elizabeth Borer

Libbey Glass Outlet

Libbey Glass Outlet, Toledo Ohio

(courtesy of Do Toledo)
The Libbey Glass Outlet store, in Toledo, Ohio, is not only a great destination for shoppers on the lookout for a deal, but for anyone interested in the city's glass history and having a fun downtown experience.

History:

Originally the New England Glass Company, from East Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Libbey Glass Company was purchased by William L. Libbey in 1878 and moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1888 and was renamed in 1892. Toledo was appealing because of the available gas resources and access to quality sand. Add that to the railroad systems and port, it is no wonder Toledo has been home to Libbey Glass for well over 100 years.
After World War II, Libbey moved from the intense and skilled process of making handmade cut glass to focusing on automated, high volume production. In 1935, Libbey Glass became part of Owens-Illinois and began focusing on expanding and perfecting the glass making process. The efforts made by the company have paid off through the years making Libbey Glass the world’s second largest glassmaker of both commercial and home glass products.

Shopping at Libbey Glass Outlet:

The 16,000 square feet of warehouse retail space in downtown Toledo is home to a number of pieces offered at up to 60 percent off of regular retail prices. In addition, the outlet has a regular clearance section with bargains at an even greater discount. For those in the Toledo area, Libbey Glass Outlet offers coupons through weekly mailers for an additional 15 percent off your entire purchase.


Items available for purchase at the Libbey Glass Outlet include:
  • Glassware
  • Dinnerware
  • Flatware
  • Giftware
  • Candles
  • Accessories
  • Glass Art
  • Servingware
For those interested in more than a great discount, the store also has a section with a museum-style display featuring the company history and glassmaking artifacts.

Hours:

The Libbey Glass Outlet is open Monday through Friday from 930am to 530pm, Saturday from 8am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The store accepts cash, checks, and major credit cards.

Contact Information:

Libbey Glass Outlet
205 South Erie Street
Toledo, Ohio 43602
419 254-5000

(updated 9-26-12)

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