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A.J. Wright store in Falls changes banner to become a T.J. Maxx

An A.J. Wright store in Niagara Falls that is closing will reopen as a T.J. Maxx this spring.

TJX, the parent company of A.J. Wright, announced in December that it would shut all 162 stores in the discount clothing and home fashion chain early this year. But TJX said 91 of the stores would reopen under a different banner owned by TJX.

It was known last month that the Niagara Falls store, located in Niagara Consumer Square, was the only one of the five A.J. Wright stores in the Buffalo area that would reopen. But the company had not said which banner the location would switch to.

All A.J. Wright stores are in the midst of closing sales, which are expected to be finished by mid-February, said Doreen Thompson, a TJX spokeswoman.

The stores that will reopen will be closed for about six to eight weeks for renovations. The Niagara Falls T.J. Maxx is expected to debut in early to mid-April, Thompson said. It opened as an A.J. Wright in 2004.

T.J. Maxx has three other Buffalo-area locations: one in Hamburg and two in Amherst.

The four A.J. Wright stores in the Buffalo Niagara region that are permanently closing are in Amherst, North Buffalo, Cheektowaga and West Seneca.

e-mail: mglynn@buffnews.com

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