November 11, 2009 18:50 ET

AJWright Continues Retail Expansion in Atlanta

Austell Location Opens Just in Time for Holiday Deals

AUSTELL, GA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - Affordable fashion hits Austell just in time for holiday shopping -- AJWright plans to open its doors in East West Commons this week.

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, all at up to 70 percent off discount and chain store prices. Beginning Thursday, November 12, 2009, at 8:00 a.m., AJWright will open its doors to offer the community a new destination for holiday shopping. With one of the biggest retail shopping days right around the corner, AJWright is the go-to retailer for Black Friday deals in the Atlanta market. Austell marks the seventh location in greater Atlanta.

The grand opening will feature an added bonus for early shoppers. The first 100 store visitors will receive a $20 gift card. The celebration will continue with an open casting call for aspiring AJWright models on Nov. 14, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

"AJWright has a fantastic mix of licensed holiday gifts and outerwear for this time of year," said Kathy Clair, AJWright assistant vice president of marketing. "At any given moment our customers can come in and find name brands at great prices. The merchandise mix changes weekly."

Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AJWright will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Thursday to accommodate grand opening shoppers.

In addition to creating more than 50 new jobs in Austell, AJWright has partnered with A.W. "Tony" Matthews Boys & Girls Club to support much-needed neighborhood programs. Grand opening festivities kick off Thursday at 7:45 a.m. with a special donation and presentation to the Boys & Girls Club.

A representative from the Boys & Girls Club, 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.

"With the upcoming holidays, we appreciate the support of AJWright," said Theodore Bullard, program director of A.W. "Tony" Matthews Boys & Girls Club. "These funds will be used to support our programs even through the new year."

The celebration will continue after grand opening day with a contest to find the next face of AJWright. Customers are invited to model their favorite styles outside the store in an open casting call from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2009. The winner could be featured as a model in an AJWright advertisement and will receive $250, as well as the clothes they modeled.

The new AJWright is located in the East West Commons at 4155 Austell Road, Austell, GA 30106. 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 889 T.J. Maxx, 820 Marshalls, 324 HomeGoods, and 148 AJWright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 208 Winners, 79 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 262 T.K. Maxx and 14 HomeSense stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are also available on the Internet at

Contact Information

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    Ashley Sanders
    SBC Public Relations
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    Kathy Clair