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The discount store offers clothes, including coats, footwear and other items.

Burlington to open store on County Line in Jackson

burlington-shoe-dept_feature_rgbBy JACK WEATHERLY

Burlington Stores will open a 50,000-square-foot store in County Line Plaza on Friday. It will fill a large hole in the retail lineup.

“We’re thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Jackson community, bringing more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” Chairman and Chief Executive Tom Kingsbury said in a release.

The first 500 customers on Saturday will receive a free Burlington tote and there will be gift card giveaways, according to the release.

The factory outlet will occupy space long ago vacated by Office Depot and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.

LifeWay Christian Store occupies part of the former Barnes and Noble space, which moved to the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, when the lifestyle mall opened in 2007.

To make room for Burlington, Tuesday Morning moved to a slightly smaller space – 12,000 square feet, down from 15,150 – said a spokeswoman for Atlanta-based Brixmor Property Group, which owns the plaza.

Burlington will comprise nearly a fourth of the 221,127-square-foot shopping center.

Burlington has a store in Metrocenter Mall in Jackson.

There are 570 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico that offer up to 65 percent off retail prices.

The Burlington, N.J.-based chain’s stock opened at $82.54 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

The company is involved in Burlington Gives Back in partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, through which it will donate new merchandise to Wyatte Baptist Church.

It also will participate in The Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive and other charities,

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