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TJX pulling out of Lordstown for Homegoods facility

The company cited concerns from residents about the project

LORDSTOWN, OH (WKBN) - TJX announced that it's pulling out of a project to build a Homegoods facility in Lordstown.

The company cited concerns from residents about the project. Those residents said they didn't want the truck noise and exhaust in the area. 

In March, a private meeting was held to give residents more information on the HomeGoods distribution center. Some residents were not convinced of the company's intentions while others were confident it would fit into the community.

Congressman Tim Ryan supported the bringing the facility to Lordstown, and so did Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill.

 "When was the last time you heard about 1,000 jobs coming into the Valley? It could have been possibly V & M Star in Girard and Youngstown," Hill said.

With the announcement of General Motors going down to one shift, roughly 1,500 jobs will be eliminated in Lordstown. Still, some residents felt the new facility would be better placed at a different site, one that wasn't zoned for residential.

TJX released the following statement on Friday: 

We have appreciated hearing from the Lordstown community over the past month and understand that a group of neighboring residents continue to have concerns about our HomeGoods distribution center project. At HomeGoods, having a strong relationship with our communities is important to us and a core part of who we are and how we do business. Given this, we are respectfully withdrawing our zoning application from the Lordstown Planning Board and are reconsidering our options for this distribution center project. We want to offer our most sincere thanks to the entire Lordstown community, especially those who provided their support for our project.


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