Spring Targeted For Vernon HomeSense Opening

Chris Dehnel

VERNON, CT — Construction on the new HomeSense store in Vernon is on target to resume in time for a springtime opening, the town's economic development coordinator said Wednesday.

The shell in the tri-City shopping plaza has been in place for months.

Economic Development Coordinator Shan Gately said the goal for store officials is to "be ready for the spring season."

He added, "That being said, it's all contingent upon COVID and what happens in the market place."

HomeSense parent company TJX first targeted the space in May 2019, when Price Chopper vacated the building at the Tri-City Plaza.

Price Chopper had occupied 99,000 square feet at Tri-City, located at 35 Talcottville Road. HomeSense is taking over 27,000 feet of that space to join sister stores T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, both a few doors down.

The remaining space is being occupied by a ShopRite supermarket.

HomeSense is a Canadian-based chain of discount home furnishing stores owned by TJX Companies and founded in in 2001. It expanded to Europe in 2008 and the United States in 2017.

Homesense features furniture, rugs, lighting, wall art and decor from around the world.

This article originally appeared on the Vernon Patch