August 17, 2009 16:04 ET

Newest AJWright Brings Back-to-School Deals to West Haven

Visit West Haven Location for Fashionable Items for the Whole Family

WEST HAVEN, CT--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - West Haven residents can now shop for the brands they love at the prices they want -- closer to home. West Haven will soon have its own AJWright, a leading off-price retailer offering 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, Aug. 27, 2009, at 8:00 a.m., AJWright will open its doors just in time for back-to-school and all things fall.

The grand opening will feature an exclusive perk for West Haven residents in attendance. 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 Sept. 12, 2009.

"We encourage shoppers to join us for this special event and experience for themselves the positive AJWright shopping environment," said Kathy Clair, AJWright assistant vice president of marketing. "We are excited to provide discounted brand-names to the Greater New Haven community and hope residents will find the new store convenient for their back-to-school needs."

AJWright 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. The store will remain open until 10:00 p.m. on Thursday to accommodate grand opening shoppers.

"Our stores refresh merchandise weekly, so West Haven residents can reap the benefits of stylish, affordable fashion closer to home," said Clair. "Low prices never go out of fashion, especially during the back-to-school season. We strive to make everyday items affordable for the family without sacrificing quality."

In addition to creating 50 new jobs in West Haven, AJWright is committed to helping the community. Grand opening festivities kick off Thursday at 7:45 a.m. with a special presentation to the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven.

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 with several programs throughout the year.

"AJWright has established a commitment to our community with this donation that greatly impacts the quality of life for our New Haven-area youth. We appreciate the generous gift and hope to continue this partnership for many years to come," said Marilyn Burlenski, president of the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven.

Additionally, the store ribbon cutting will coincide with the check presentation. After grand opening day, the celebration continues with a contest to find the next AJWright model. Customers are invited to model their favorite look outside the store from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2009. The winner will be featured as a model in an AJWright advertisement, and will receive $250, as well as the clothes they modeled.

The new AJWright store is located at 901 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT, 06516. For more information about AJWright, including regular store hours, visit or call 1-888-SHOP-AJW to find the nearest location. Customers can also signup 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 882 T.J. Maxx, 811 Marshalls, 323 HomeGoods, and 141 AJWright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 203 Winners, 75 HomeSense and 3 STYLESENSE stores, and in Europe, 244 T.K. Maxx and 8 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