Sunday-morning opening of Danville TJ Maxx a problem for some officials

Published 10:49 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Some local officials are concerned about the scheduled time for the opening of a new Danville business.

The new T.J. Maxx store is set to open on the south Danville Bypass at 8 a.m. Sunday. Several members of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership board expressed concern Tuesday about the date and time of the opening.

“I got a notice that said to be there at 8 a.m.,” Judge Executive Harold McKinney said. “I’m not going to be there at 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning.”

Several members of the city and county governments not be present at the opening due to the day and the early hour, according to discussion at the meeting.

“I think it’s a tremendous disservice to everybody if we don’t contact (T.J. Maxx) and say, ‘rethink that date,’” Danville Mayor Mike Perros said.

A T.J. Maxx spokeswoman did not specify to the Advocate-Messenger whether a change in the scheduled opening would be possible in light of the officials’ objections.

“While we are opening our new store at 8 a.m., our typical Sunday hours will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m,” T.J. Maxx spokeswoman Erika Tower said. “For our grand opening, we are offering extended hours for the convenience of all customers who may shop our stores.”