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A T.J. Maxx store will be opening its doors in Plover this Sunday, making it the latest addition to a fast-growing retail area.
"We have had some nice growth in the last 10 years in commercial and now in industrial development as well," said Dan Mahoney, Village of Plover Administrator.
Crossroads Commons is a popular shopping destination.
Mahoney credits its growth to its convenient location.
"A great attractor for us obviously is that we're right along the interstate. It helps bring a lot of people right to the doorstep of our community," said Mahoney.
Officials say all this retail growth is benefiting the local economy.
"It's a great thing for the economy because as we add new businesses and shopping opportunities, people that used to go, say, to Madison or to the Appleton area to shop now stay here. So, we see our dollars spent locally," said Mahoney.
Shoppers say the new T.J. Maxx gives them a closer choice for name brand clothing and household items.
"Once in a while, we'll drive to Wausau to go to T.J. Maxx once every two years. So, this will be a treat for us," said Bonnie Normington of Stevens Point.
Excitement for the store opening is so great, that several customers stopped by to see if the store was open yet.
"We know there's a grand-opening on Sunday, and I kind of thought maybe they'd just be open today, but we made a mistake and enjoyed the ride – but now we know we'll have to come back Sunday," said Normington.
And employees are gearing up for Sunday, too. The new store is bringing 60 full- and part-time jobs to the area.
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