Los Banos celebrates 99 Cents Only grand opening

Los Banos Opening

Pete Lozano and eight other people in line for a promotional 99-cent television were given strict rules to save their place as they waited dozens of hours before the grand opening of Los Banos’ new 99 Cents Only store.

They could only move from their spot for bathroom and meal breaks. They were monitored by a store official. And they were left to figure out how to deal with cool night temperatures as they slept and the heat of the morning sun.

Lozano said he walked to the nearby Jack in the Box during his meal breaks, relishing the air conditioning before getting back in line.

“It seemed like a longer time because all of us were anxious to get a TV for 99 cents,” Lozano said.

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