ROANOKE, Va. – Attention, Maxxinistas! TJ Maxx stores are now open after closing temporarily due to COVID-19.
Local TJ Maxx locations opened at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The retailer closed its doors back in mid-March, as well as its website, distribution centers and offices around the world.
In Roanoke, there was a limit of 156 customers inside at a time.
There was a constant line of people around the building waiting to get in.
Customers said they’re happy to wait in line.
“I am; taking precautions. I’ll be wearing a mask.,” Leigh Foster said when asked if she was glad to see the store limiting the number of customers inside.
“I live in Bedford actually. I’m here today for my hair appointment and I’m just killing time until my appointment. I’m here to shop because I need some new clothes," Linda Benton said.
The Lynchburg location also had a long line of customers waiting to get in Thursday.
The line there was so long it wrapped its way inside the building where more shoppers were patiently waiting.
Store employees were wearing masks with signs saying that.
Only five people were allowed in at once.
To help with social distancing the maximum store managers let inside were up to 101 people.
We spoke with customers who came out to take advantage of the specials too.
“Well it’s been closed for a long time and I love TJ Maxx and I haven’t been able to shop so. So, I’m just excited to shop,” Anna Simms a shopper said.
Click here to see which stores are open and what their hours are.