EAST AURORA, NY - A new T.J. Maxx store opened Sunday morning in the Aurora Village Shopping Center on Grey Street.
The store offers new items from a large number of designers and brands at some marked-down prices. But one of the biggest surprises is that the new store ended up in East Aurora -- a village not known for having many big-box stores. In fact, town residents led two high-profile efforts to keep Walmart out of the community in the 1990s.
Some of the people we talked to said they're not big fans of big retail chains, but they had to admit it's convenient having one in the village.
"I think it's great because East Aurora (is) such a small town," Orchard Park resident Rebecca Taneff told us. "I know they don't want a lot of other stores in, so it's good that we have something where men, women and children can come. And they have home decor stuff. So it's for everyone basically."