Columbia Center expands with HomeGoods and other retail changes

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Construction on the new 22,200-sq.-ft. HomeGoods store has started. The new building at Columbia Center will be adjacent to Old Country Buffet.

HomeGoods is a low-price home fashion store owned by TJX, which also owns the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls brands of low-price retailers.

Moorefield Construction of Santa Ana, Calif. if the contractor on the construction project, which is valued at $2.7 million.

TJX launched HomeGoods in 1992 to offer discounted home fashions, giftware, home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, accessories and seasonal merchandise. It carries all varieties of home items you can find at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, but no clothing. The retailer offers brand-name products discounted as much as 60 percent and stocks new shipments weekly.

The nearest HomeGoods to the Tri-Cities is in Spokane.

“We are thrilled to welcome a leading home fashion store like HomeGoods to (Columbia Center’s) mix of retailers,” said Jordan Youngs, Columbia Center’s director of marketing and business development. “Columbia Center is already a destination for Southeastern Washington and Eastern Oregon shoppers, and with the addition of HomeGoods, we will continue to attract regional consumers.

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Mary Coffman

Mary Coffman

Mary Coffman has been a reporter for more than two decades, winning numerous journalism awards throughout her career. She was the editor at Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business for 8 years.

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