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August 19, 2010 08:24 ET

AJWright Celebrates Second Year in Atlanta With New Locations

Two Area Stores Set for Grand Opening; Mark 8th and 9th Retail Sites

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) -  Atlanta shoppers now have two more locations to shop leading off-price retail -- AJWright will open new stores on Thursday, Aug. 19, just in time for savings on school shopping. Along with the store grand openings, AJWright is offering Atlanta residents a celebration that will last through the end of August, with fall promotions and a real model search competition.

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 19, at 8:00 a.m., AJWright opens its doors in Doraville (5600 Buford Highway Suite B, Doraville, Ga., 30340) and Tucker (4353 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, Ga., 30084) to offer these communities current fashions at up to 70 percent off discount and chain store prices every day. 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 just in time to offer Atlanta shoppers affordable fashions for fall shopping," said Maryellen Torres, AJWright vice president of marketing. "In addition to celebrating new stores and returning shoppers, it's important we reinforce our commitment by supporting the communities where we do business."

Grand opening festivities kick off at both locations with a special donation and presentation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, celebratory ribbon cutting and an added bonus for early shoppers -- the first 100 customers in line at both Tucker and Doraville 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 Doraville grand opening store on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the Tucker grand opening store on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information and to register online by Aug. 26, visit www.ajwrightmodelsearch.com.

Shoppers can visit www.ajwrightmodelsearch.com between Sept. 7 and Sept. 13, to vote for their favorite finalist. Ten finalists will be selected from each store. 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 100 new jobs in Greater Atlanta, AJWright has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta to support much-needed neighborhood programs.

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

"We're pleased that AJWright will be honoring the A. Worley Brown Club with this donation," said Rodney Close, regional vice president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. "AJWright has been a partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1998 and has extended generous local support to help our clubs provide programming and resources."

From now until Sept. 3, AJWright is also hosting the Fashion Locker Contest on Facebook. Customers can show off their original fashion combination for a chance to win a $500 AJWright shopping spree with an expert fashion consultant.

For more information about AJWright, including regular store hours, visit www.aj-wright.com 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 903 T.J. Maxx, 820 Marshalls, 328 HomeGoods, and 154 AJWright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 208 Winners, 79 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 283 T.K. Maxx and 21 HomeSense stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are also available on the Internet at www.tjx.com.

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