A.J. Wright to close Baltimore store

Part of wider plan to get rid of the A.J. Wright brand

December 10, 2010|By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun

TJX Companies Inc. will close one A.J. Wright store in Baltimore as part of a plan to shutter the brand.

The company – which also owns Marshalls, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods – will shut down the store at the Meadows Park Shopping Center on Security Boulevard by mid-February.

It is part of a plan to close 162 A.J. Wright stores across the country. Ninety stores will be converted to the other brands, while 71 will shut down entirely, the company said in a press release this morning.

By eliminating A.J. Wright the company said it hopes it will be able to better focus on its more profitable businesses.

Other A.J. Wright locations in the area are in Glen Burnie, Lanham, Dundalk and at Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore.

TJX launched A.J. Wright in 1998 as a discount store brand similar to T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, selling clothing, home decor, shoes and other items, but it never performed quite as well as its sibling stores, according to the Associated Press.

andrea.walker@baltsun.com

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