Christmas Tree Shops opened its express store at 10 a.m., today in the Westfield Shopping Center.
The 6,800-square-foot store, located on the mall’s lower level at the Macy’s wing, will remain open throughout the holiday season. The store will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, and will reopen at 5 a.m. on Friday, November 25.
The store is called Christmas Tree Shops Express because it will not remain open year-round, but only for the holiday season, closing for the rest of the year in mid-January.
“We're excited to be able to bring the Christmas Tree Shops Express concept to Meriden.” said Todd Johnson, Christmas Tree Shops’ president. “We’ve received a very warm welcome from the Westfield Meriden Shopping Center and the Meriden community in general. It’s our pleasure to bring all sorts of Christmas bargains, from the decorations to the stocking stuffers, to Meriden and surrounding neighborhoods.”
The popular discount chain, which started in 1970 on Cape Cod, sells cut-rate goods throughout the year in its other locations.
The Christmas Tree Shops Express will offer a selection of merchandise focused on Christmas gifts, décor, gift wrap, cards and holiday foods. While the merchandise selection is tailored for the smaller location, customers can expect to find the same bargain prices Christmas Tree Shops is known for, store officials said. Christmas Tree Shops Express will receive and restock merchandise consistently throughout the season, so shoppers will discover new holiday bargains with each visit to the store.
Other year-round Christmas Tree Shops locations in Connecticut are Danbury, Manchester, Orange and Waterford.