T.J. Maxx coming to Dublin Mall in May

Department store chain T.J. Maxx plans to open a store in the Dublin Mall on May 22, the company said Friday.

The store has begun renovations of the 21,250 square foot former Goody’s location, which closed in 2009 after Goody’s filed for bankruptcy.

The T.J. Maxx store will employ 60 full- and part-time workers, company spokeswoman Thea Houghton said in an e-mail. Other department stores at the mall include Belk and JC Penney.

The store will feature an “easy-to-shop layout with lots of designer accessories and salon/spa products.” It will have apparel for women, men and children, along with footwear, jewelry and home and beauty items.

The Dublin store will be the second T.J, Maxx in Middle Georgia. The company also has a store in Warner Robins.

“When considering a new store location, T.J.Maxx looks for areas that are fashion conscious, yet value conscious,” Houghton said.

Hull Storey Gibson, the mall’s owner, also owns Macon Mall and Milledgeville Mall.

To contact writer Rodney Manley, call 744-4623.