May 11, 1998
Andrew Walgamott/staff photo
T.J. Maxx employees work to ready the store prior to the grand opening May 17.
T.J. Maxx, a national off-price retailer, will open a store in Woodinville May 17. The 23,899 sq. ft. store will be in the old Ernst location in Woodinville Plaza on N.E. 175th Street and 140th Avenue N.E. Grand opening hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Regular store hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Since its first store opened in 1977, T.J. Maxx has offered brand name and designer merchandise at prices 20 to 60 percent below department and specialty store regular prices. The store carries apparel for women, men and children. They also offer giftware, domestic items, women's shoes, accessories and fine jewelry. The new T.J. Maxx store will have an educational toy and book department selling affordable arts and crafts, games, science kits and puzzles.
Private dressing rooms, acceptance of major credit cards, convenient layaways, gift certificates and a liberal return policy are some of T.J. Maxx's customer conveniences. The new store will add approximately 100-125 full and part-time jobs to the Northshore area.
As part of its community relations' effort, T.J. Maxx supports the domestic branch of Save the Children, a non-profit organization providing support to underprivileged children and their families.