Last week, HomeGoods made it official that they were coming to Huntsville by posting management positions on their website. The only question left remaining was: Where?
HomeGoods has been rumored to be coming to the area for more than a year, having appeared on a lease flyer for The Shoppes of Madison (new Target) as the store where Ross is currently building their fourth area location. Some readers also heard from employees of HomeGoods' sister stores (TJMaxx and Marshall's) that it was coming to Bridge Street. Others thought it would be a joint store with TJMaxx, which has been done in other cities. But in the end, it turned out to be a stand-alone store in an infill location.
The former Barnes and Noble space on University, vacant since the bookstore moved to Bridge Street in 2008, will be the site of HomeGoods' new store. With renovations already under way on the space, expect the 25,000 sq. ft. store to open this fall.