Opening delayed for T.J. Maxx in old Kroger

Published 11:06 am Friday, April 27, 2012

The opening of a T.J. Maxx store inside the old Kroger grocery store on Pemberton Square Boulevard will be delayed for three months, until August, the property’s ownership said Thursday.

“It’ll be around August 1,” said Andy Weiner, president of Weiner Development. “We’re still very excited.”

The Massachusetts-based retailer had a tentative opening set for May when Weiner announced it in January. A store in Olive Branch will open May 6, according to the company’s website.

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T.J. Maxx is the nation’s largest off-price retailer of brand-name clothing and home fashions in the United States, according to T.J. Maxx parent company The TJX Companies Inc. The firm also owns the Marshalls and HomeGoods brand of similarly themed stores in the U.S., HomeSense in Canada and T.K. Maxx in Europe.

The Vicksburg store will cover 24,000 square feet, leaving a 1,500-square-foot sliver of space for lease between it and Petsense. Once filled, it will be the fourth store in the space where Kroger operated before it moved across the street in 2008.

Weiner Development purchased the former supermarket and neighboring Pemberton Square mall in 2010. The mall was renamed Vicksburg Mall.