Marshalls Will Open Bathurst Store On March 19

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BATHURST – Marshalls will open its new Bathurst location at 700 St. Peter Avenue on March 19, with an opening ceremony at 8 AM, the company announced Tuesday.

The 16,000-square-foot store will offer big brand clothing, a boxed footwear department with thousands of brand-name shoes, and home décor items.

“We are excited to launch the new Marshalls location in Bathurst,” Susie Nick, Marshalls Canada spokesperson, said in a release. “We know that our customers are smart shoppers who seek stylish merchandise and we’re excited to provide them with incredible deals on high quality, in-season, designer pieces.”

The store will open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

The company said around 40 to 60 full-time and part-time workers are hired at each new store.

Marshalls is a brand owned by The TJX Companies, Inc., alongside Winners and Home Sense. The Bathurst location will be the third Marshalls store in New Brunswick, with two others located in Moncton and Saint John.

The opening comes as retailers like Gap, Victoria Secret and Payless are closing many locations in North America, including in Canada. But Marshalls seems unfazed.

“While we wouldn’t comment on other retailers businesses or discuss our future plans, we’re very excited to bring our flexible store concept, with fresh, contemporary design and a bright layout to Bathurst,” Nick said in an e-mail to Huddle. “Our rapidly changing assortment of surprising brands at surprising savings creates a shopping experience that our customers love, and we look forward to becoming a member of the Bathurst community.”

Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, the owner of 700 St. Peter Avenue, said in March last year that it was preparing to add a TJX banner store to the property. In 2017, Giant Tiger opened a 23,000-square-foot store at the property, which remains anchored by an Atlantic Superstore.

“Choice Properties has been in the process of revitalizing its shopping centre on St. Peter Ave. in Bathurst, New Brunswick,” the company said in an email to Huddle last year. “The vision is a more customer-friendly and open shopping environment with outdoor accessibility and higher retail visibility.”

Choice Properties is a national property owner, manager and developer of 546 sites that are mainly supermarket-anchored shopping centres and stand-alone supermarkets.

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