A Massachusetts-based home decor store will soon open its first store in Middle Georgia.
HomeGoods, a major off-price store dedicated to home fashions, will hold its grand opening at 8 a.m. Aug. 16 at 2620 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins, according to a release. The 23,000-square-foot store is in the City Crossing shopping center at Carl Vinson Parkway.
The first 1,000 shoppers that day will receive a free, reusable HomeGoods shopping bag.
“We are happy to be opening in Warner Robins,” HomeGoods President John Ricciuti said in the release. “Our new store will offer sought after designer and brand name home décor and accessories, as well as unique pieces from around the world, at extreme values every day.”
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HomeGoods is expected to fill about 60 full- and part-time positions, but it was unclear late Wednesday afternoon if all the positions have been filled.
The store’s regular hours are 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Special hours on grand-opening day are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
HomeGoods operates more than 500 stores across the country. It is a division of The TJX Companies Inc., which operates more than 3,300 stores, including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Sierra Trading Post in the U.S.
The new store is about one mile from At Home, another home decor store that opened in the former Kmart building at 2063 Watson Blvd.
Plano, Texas-based At Home, which created about 25 jobs, opened it 108,000-square-foot store in June. The company was founded in Garden Ridge, Texas, and operates 90 stores in 24 states.
To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.