Customers rush to shop as TJ Maxx, Marshalls reopen
JACKSON, Tenn. — More stores are reopening as Jackson and Madison County ease coronavirus restrictions, and shoppers are anxious to get their retail therapy in.
TJ Maxx and Marshalls haven’t let people in their stores since March, but it wasn’t long after they opened Thursday that they had to close the doors again.
“You’ll have to wait, ladies,” an employee told customers. “We’ll get to you as soon as we can!”
That’s because the number of shoppers well exceeded their limits. Marshalls only let 111 customers in the store at a time, and only 90 at TJ Maxx.
“This is crazy. I took several videos because I was like this is amazing. I love it,” said shopper Brooke Sanders.
The line to get into TJ Maxx stretched all the way past Dollar Tree, and the line at Marshalls was to Dress Barn.
With markers on the ground, it seemed like the stores were prepared for the influx of people, however some shoppers we spoke with in line said they weren’t concerned about social distancing.
“Not much. Just as long as I’ve got my mask on,” shopper Barnett Nunally said.
They just wanted to get back in the stores.
“I missed all the people,” Sanders said. “I missed the the interactions and things. I’m really excited things are starting to get back to normal.”
“I went to Walmart every single day. The clothes there started to look real cute because I missed TJ Maxx so much,” said shopper Yasmine Huerta.
We also took a look around the shopping centers, and despite a few notable exceptions such as Bed Bath and Beyond, most of the stores seem to be back open.