Scheduled to open on Aug. 21, the location at 7750 N. Kendall Dr. is the fifth TJMaxx outlet to be located in the Miami area.
Other Kendall area stores include TJMaxx at SW 117th Avenue and 72nd Street and TJMaxx/HomeGoods in London Square Center, SW 137th Avenue and 120th Street.
The Green Companies, mall owners, com-pleted a new exterior façade and pylon sign renovations as the TJMaxx/HomeGoods anchor tenant began off-price retailing in the 46,000-square-foot space, once occupied by a Circuit City store.
Family Christian Bookstores also recently opened its doors at Greenery Mall, leading Holly White, president of the nearby East Kendall Homeowners Organization (EKHO), to comment: “We’re greeting these new tenants by visiting the stores and introducing ourselves as ‘welcoming neighbors.’”
White referred to a year old zoning issue when the mall’s ownership first sought a zoning covenant change to permit location of a supermarket in the vacated space.
Concerns for the safety for students at a nearby elementary school as well as noise and traffic issues resulted in a strong protest from the EKHO and Continental Park Homeowner Association. The mall’s attorneys later asked and gained zoning approval for the retail store, approved by both homeowner groups.
Opening the new retail outlet meant employment for 60 people, according to Carrie Kabat, spokesperson for TJMaxx/ HomeGoods, that “provides two distinctive store environments with separate entries.
“TJMaxx offers savings on brand name and designer fashions with 10,000 pieces of new merchandise arriving weekly,” she said. “HomeGoods offers a changing selection at prices 20 percent to 60 percent less than department and specialty stores.”
Regular hours for both stores are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Built in 1983 on an 8.7-acre site, Greenery Mall currently lists 20,000 square feet of leasable space available for new tenants. Other current tenants include the Guitar Center, JoAnn Fabrics, Don Pan Bakery, Starbuck’s, Jambo Juice, and Mattress X-Press.