May 03, 2010 09:30 ET

AJWright Brings Community Growth and Celebration to Milwaukee

New Store Opens in Milwaukee; Three Area Stores Set for Grand Re-Openings

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) - A leading retailer in affordable fashion reinvents itself in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin -- AJWright will open a new location on Thursday, May 6. Along with the store grand opening, AJWright is offering Milwaukee residents a celebration that will last through the end of May, with three grand re-openings and a real model search competition.

Beginning Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 8:00 a.m., AJWright opens its doors at 709 East Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wis., 53212 to offer the community current fashions at up to 70 percent off discount and chain store prices. AJWright is a leading off-price retailer that offers great deals on quality brand-name family apparel and footwear, accessories, home essentials, giftware, toys and more.

"We're pleased to offer accessible fashion at affordable prices and grow our own presence and impact," said Kathy Clair, AJWright assistant vice president of marketing. "In addition to celebrating our new and returning shoppers, it's important we reinforce our commitment by supporting the communities where we do business."

Grand opening festivities kick off with a special donation and presentation to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, celebratory ribbon cutting and an added bonus for early shoppers. The first 100 customers in line will receive a $20 gift card. The celebration continues after grand opening day with a real model search contest to find the next face of AJWright.

The open casting call will take place at the Milwaukee grand opening store on Saturday, May 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register online, visit

Shoppers can visit between May 24 and May 31 to vote for their favorite finalist. Ten finalists will be selected from the Milwaukee market. Two winners will be featured as a model in an AJWright advertisement and will receive $250, as well as the clothes they modeled.

In addition to creating more than 50 new jobs in Milwaukee, AJWright has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee to support much-needed neighborhood programs.

At 7:45 a.m. on grand opening day, a representative from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, as well as local dignitaries, will be present as AJWright makes a donation to the organization. AJWright supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on a corporate level with several programs throughout the year.

"Since 1998, AJWright has been a partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America," says James Clark, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. "Its local support extends our ability to provide fun programs that teach valuable life lessons. We really appreciate AJWright's concern for our Club members."

In addition to the Milwaukee grand opening, AJWright will unveil three additional re-designed stores on Friday, May 7. The refreshed stores will feature an enhanced shopping atmosphere, more functional store layout and brighter colors. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and the first 100 customers in line will receive $20 gift cards. Locations include Loomis Center, Midtown Center and Waukegan.

For more information about AJWright, including regular store hours, visit or call 1-888-SHOP-AJW to find the nearest location. Customers can also sign-up for exclusive emails to be in on promotions and events before everyone else.

About AJWright
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 893 T.J. Maxx, 817 Marshalls, 325 HomeGoods, and 151 AJWright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 208 Winners, 79 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 271 T.K. Maxx and 14 HomeSense stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are also available on the Internet at

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    Ashley Sanders
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    Kathy Clair