After delays, Marshalls has officially opened its Emporia location.
The department store held its grand opening Thursday morning at the Emporia Pavilions, 2724 West 24th Avenue. Opening was extra early at 8:00 Normally, the shop will open at 9:30 on weekdays and 10:00 on Sundays.
“The new store plans to add approximately 60 full-time and part-time jobs to the area,” said a company email.
“We are one of the largest discount retailers,” spokeswoman Holly Taylor said Thursday. “We are known for our ever-evolving selection of quality products and merchandise… Our buying pattern is different.”
Marshalls is the latest opening for Emporia Land Development. Ross Dress for Less opened at the Pavilions in mid-October, followed by Shoe Dept. Encore in November.
The developers’ goal was to open Marshalls before Black Friday. An opening date of Sunday November 20, 2022 has been posted online. But supply chain issues delayed final construction by two months.
Marshalls opened its first store more than 40 years ago. In 1995, she joined The TJX Companies, Inc., which also operates TJ Maxx and HomeGoods Stores.
Prior to Thursday, the closest Marshalls store to Emporia was in Manhattan.
Marshalls also has stores in the Kansas City, Wichita and Salina area.