By: Karen Brune Mathis
Homesense says on the us.homesense.com site that it will open its Jacksonville store Nov. 2 in Riverplace Shopping Center in Mandarin.
Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.
There now are six Homesense stores in Florida in Lake Mary, New Tampa, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota and Sunrise, with the Fort Myers store opening Oct. 26.
The city issued a permit Sept. 13 for Homesense to build-out at 11111 San Jose Blvd. in Riverplace Shopping Center at a project cost of $2.14 million.
Kerricook Construction Inc. of LaGrange, Ohio, is remodeling the 36,076-square-foot former Stein Mart store.
Homesense is one of The TJX Companies Inc. off-price retail banners.
Homesense is hiring for the store at jobs.tjx.com.
The store has been shown on an aerial site plan by landlord Kimco Realty.
Homesense says it sells off-price “unexpected finds from around the world and an ever-changing selection of famous brands.”
Merchandise includes furniture, lighting, rugs, artwork, mirrors, window treatments, décor, housewares, office and kitchen accessories and more.
“Homesense features a wide array of furniture, a rug emporium, a wall art and mirror gallery, an extensive lighting department that includes hanging chandeliers, and a ‘work from home’ section with everything one could possibly need for the home office of today,” said the news release about the Sarasota store opening.
“Customers will also be able to shop for seasonal items, including holiday décor and entertaining essentials, all at prices 20-50% less than full-price retailers, including department and specialty stores.”
It said new merchandise shipments arrive weekly.
Franklin Street Regional Managing Director Ricky Ostrofsky announced previously on LinkedIn that Homesense will lease the 36,000-square-foot space at 11111 San Jose Blvd., Suite 27.
The 265,300-square-foot Riverplace Shopping Center was built in 1989. It occupies 25.13 acres south of Interstate 295. Jacksonville-based Stein Mart closed its stores in October 2020 after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Aug. 12, 2020.
The TJX Companies Inc., based in Framingham, Massachusetts, comprises T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Homesense, Winners and Sierra.
TJX.com shows 16 stores open in Northeast Florida, comprising six Marshalls, five T.J. Maxx and five HomeGoods locations.
T.J. Maxx also leases at Riverplace Shopping Center and Marshalls has a nearby store in Mandarin Corners Shopping Center.
TJX.com says Homesense is a sister banner to HomeGoods, which sells “home fashions from around the world, all at amazing prices.”
TJX says HomeGoods complements Homesense with expanded departments like pet, kids, and gourmet food.
Homesense lists 56 stores, including the two new Florida stores, in 12 states.