Marshalls’ opening festivities set

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Workers hang a Marshalls sign on space at Sonoran Creek Marketplace. The retailer will open its long-awaited 22,000-square-foot Maricopa store Nov. 3. [Brian Petersheim, Jr.]

Maricopans will have a new shopping venue for this year’s holiday season.

Marshalls is scheduled to open at 20250 N. John Wayne Pkwy., in Sonoran Creek Marketplace, on Thursday, Nov. 3, with store-opening festivities from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to the company’s website.

Regular store hours will be Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Large vinyl signs saying “Marshalls Coming Soon” were mounted on the building’s façade Wednesday morning.

The 22,000-square-foot store is next to Sprouts Farmer’s Market in Sonoran Creek.

Marshalls did not respond to a request for comment.

Marshalls is expected to employ 90 to 100 people, about the same as Sprouts, which opened in the summer of 2021.

Quinn Konold, the city’s government relations and communications manager, said Marshalls arrival represents city leaders economic development  efforts.

“We are excited to see the Sonoran Creek Marketplace continue to fill out with a variety of exciting tenants that give residents the opportunity to shop locally,” Konold said. “Maricopa continues to make important inroads in creating a business-friendly environment that is rising to the challenge of meeting the retail needs of this rapidly growing community.”

He said earlier in the year the retailer’s arrival was a signal that city planners’ vision was becoming a reality.

“When Maricopa residents came together to create the 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan, they let City Council and city staff know that economic development is a significant priority,” Konold said in July. “Now, they are witnessing in real-time the fruition of those goals and it is exciting to see. We continue to hear from an increasing number of developers and retailers how the investments in beautifying the community and a well-laid-out plan for growth are attracting them to want to learn more about doing business in Maricopa.”

Nathan Steele, the city’s chief economic-development officer, said Maricopa will benefit from more than just another shopping option.

“Maricopans spend $25.9 million on clothing outside of Maricopa,” Steele said in July. “Bringing in more and more options, such as Marshalls, will strengthen the Maricopa economy and keep those dollars here.”

Marshalls is a division of TJX Companies Inc., a leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide. The Maricopa store will be Marshalls 16th in Arizona.