August 26, 2010 10:40 ET

Boston-Area AJWright Marks First New Store in Market Since 2007

Retailer Celebrates Grand Opening in Hometown

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2010) -  Boston shoppers will soon have the opportunity to see a whole new AJWright. AJWright, a leading off-price retailer headquartered in Framingham, will open doors at its newest Boston-area location this week. The Roxbury grand opening will mark the first new store in the Boston area since 2007.

"Our Boston shoppers have known the brand for years, but we are thrilled to offer them the opportunity to be the first to shop our new store," said Maryellen Torres, AJWright vice president of marketing. "Opening a new location is always an exciting event, but even more so, it is in our hometown. Shoppers can expect a vibrant look and enhanced shopping experience, much like our other remodeled stores in the market."

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 at up to 70 percent off discount and chain store prices every day.

The celebration will take place on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 9:40 a.m. at Washington Park Mall (300-350 Martin Luther King Blvd. Roxbury, Mass. 02119). Grand opening festivities kick off with a special donation and presentation to the Yawkey Club of Roxbury, celebratory ribbon cutting and an added bonus for early shoppers -- the first 100 customers in line will receive a $20 gift card. Prominent figures from the Boston community will also be on hand to honor AJWright during the ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebrate the creation of more than 50 new jobs in the Roxbury area.

AJWright will also be hosting a Creative Expression Outreach (CEO) Program at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury on Saturday, Sept. 25. Members of the Yawkey Club of Roxbury will participate in a one-day creative painting workshop, and will display their work for guests.

The program is designed to continue AJWright's investment in the community and reinforce the importance of the development of local youth.

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 903 T.J. Maxx, 820 Marshalls, 328 HomeGoods, and 154 A.J. Wright 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

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