Plano-based At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), the home décor superstore, on July 13 announced it has expanded its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the opening of three new stores in Plano, Garland and Mansfield.
All three of these new stores will be open by early fall, bringing the total At Home store count to 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth and 33 in Texas. Each new store will offer over 50,000 home décor items for any budget or style in approximately 100,000-square-feet and will create an additional 35 Dallas-Fort Worth area jobs, including both full-time and part-time opportunities.
“The Dallas-Fort Worth market continues to offer At Home exciting growth opportunities, which we are proud to invest in,” said Lee Bird, chairman and CEO of At Home. “The customer reception to At Home continues to be strong across a variety of markets, including our home market of Dallas-Fort Worth, and we have substantial whitespace both here and across the country. Our priority is delighting more customers with an unbeatable selection at an incredible value, and we look forward to our significant opportunities as we expand throughout the United States.”
The Plano store is located at the Frisco border on the south side of State Highway 121 between Preston Road and Parkwood Boulevard and opened on June 27 with a New Store Open House planned for July 14. The Garland location is at the southeast corner of President George Bush Turnpike and Firewheel Parkway, and the Mansfield store is located at the northeast corner of U.S. 287 and East Broad Street where the first phase of The Shops at Broad is in progress. All three stores are new construction.
In addition to 33 retail stores in the state of Texas, At Home also operates a 590,000 square-foot distribution center in Plano, adjacent to the corporate headquarters and a 420,000 square-foot warehouse space in Garland. To-date, At Home has created more than 1,800 jobs throughout the state of Texas.