A remodeled Marshalls/HomeGoods “superstore” opened Thursday morning in downtown Ansonia after making a big donation to a Valley charity.
Store Manager Tina Finch presented a $10,000 novelty check to representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop and Food Bank as a couple dozen store employees, officials, and customers applauded.
“They serve hundreds of families in need throughout the year,” Finch said. “Hopefully you can serve the community in bigger ways this year.”
St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Remy Kocurek thanked Finch.
“It will go a long way,” she said.
Moments later, Mayor David Cassetti cut the ceremonial ribbon to reopen the store, which had been a Marshalls location before being renovated into the new “superstore.”
“Welcome, HomeGoods, to the city of Ansonia,” the mayor said.
The new store boasts “a common entrance with two distinct store environments on either side of the building allowing customers the added convenience of shopping both stores,” according to a press release.
Cassetti said he was impressed as he browsed items at the store and greeted customers after the ribbon-cutting.
“This is fantastic,” he said. “It’s going to add a lot of features for people.”
Both Marshalls and HomeGoods are owned by TJX Companies, which also owns T.J. Maxx. TJX officials referred questions to the company’s Framingham, MA headquarters.
The Valley Indy left messages there asking whether the new store is bigger than it was when it solely a Marshalls, how much it invested in the renovation, as well as a breakdown of how many jobs were added.
The store is located in the Ansonia Shopping Center (aka “Big Y Plaza”) at 405 Main St. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.