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T.J. Maxx Readies for Grand Opening - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Originally published in the El Dorado News-Times on July 30, 2013.

By: Sherelle Black

El Dorado residents will have a reason to shop when T.J. Maxx, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers, opens its doors in Mellor Park Mall at 8:00 a.m. on Aug. 11 to celebrate its grand opening.

The grand opening will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the first 1,000 customers can expect to receive a free reusable bag.

In addition to providing a new shopping option for local residents, the new store will add approximately 60 full- and part-time jobs to the area, according to a T.J. Maxx press release.

"We are pleased to expand our store base to El Dorado, delivering value and an exciting selection of fashion to serve the needs of customers,” said Richard Sherr, president of T.J. Maxx.

"With thousands of new items from top designers and 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 new store will feature an easy-to-shop layout, bright and spacious dressing rooms and a single line queue for faster checkout, according to the news release.

The 26,176-square-foot store will have departments for fashion and accessories for the entire family and home, jewelry, beauty, pet accessories, toys and more.

Since its beginning in 1977, T.J. Maxx has focused on "offering high quality and on-trend merchandise from top designers at unbelievable prices. Our T.J. Maxx buyers live, breathe and exude fashion, working with more than 16,000 brands and designers around the world to score the most coveted pieces at prices that will ‘wow’ shoppers.”

Before the grand opening, T.J. Maxx will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. where, in honor of its new El Dorado location, T.J. Maxx will present a $5,000 donation to Court Appointed Special Advocates. The new store will also join all other stores nationwide in sponsoring a child who participates in Save the Children’s U.S. programs.

T.J. Maxx also supports Autism Speaks and Joslin Diabetes Center with annual in-store fundraising campaigns.

Regular hours for the store will be 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Also, on the same day, T.J. Maxx will have a grand opening for another store located at Lufkin Mall in Lufkin, Texas.

For more information, visit T.J. Maxx on Facebook at and on Twitter at @tjmaxx or visit the store’s newsroom at


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