T.J. Maxx to open next month in Danville
DANVILLE — One of Danville's newest retailers will be opening its doors on Sept. 8.
T.J. Maxx, at 3689 N. Vermilion St., will hold its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and reusable bags will be given to the first 1,000 customers.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. prior to the store's opening.
To celebrate the opening of its new store, company officials will contribute to the local community by presenting a $5,000 donation to WorkSource Enterprises.
"At every store opening, we join with a local charity to help enrich the community through a monetary donation also through associate volunteerism," spokeswoman Brittany Welch said.
The new store also will join others nationwide in sponsoring a child who participates in Save the Children's U.S. programs. In addition, the store supports Autism Speaks and Joslin Diabetes Center with annual in-store fund-raising campaigns.
"We are pleased to expand our store base to Danville," company President Richard Sherr said in a release. "With thousands of new items from top designer brands arriving in each store every week from around the world, shoppers will discover a completely new store full of amazing values every time they visit."
The store is the latest addition to the 30-plus-acre retail development site on the city's north end, which also includes Kohl's, already open, and a new Meijer store, set to open in October. It will bring about 60 full- and part-time jobs to the area.
The newly built facility has 24,000 square feet.
Regular store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
T.J. Maxx opened its first store in 1977 and is one of the nation's largest off-price retailers with more than 1,000 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. It works with more than 16,000 brands and designers around the world to offer high-quality and on-trend merchandise from top designers at affordable prices.
Company officials said buyers shop year-round verses seasonally to take advantage of merchandise opportunities when they arise, allowing the company to be smarter about trends. Because they buy closer to need, they can negotiate better prices and pass them along to customers.