Bed Bath & Beyond intends to open one of its andThat! stores, plus an annex for it, by mid-winter along Southside Boulevard in Timberlin Village, where it already operates one of its namesake stores and a buybuy Baby.
Spokeswoman Leah Drill said Monday the new store will offer customers an “ever-changing assortment of merchandise” that includes food, seasonal items, home décor, beer and wine, fashion, brand-name closeouts, exclusive products and other items.
AndThat! is a subsidiary of Christmas Tree Shops, part of Bed Bath & Beyond. It sells its merchandise at discounted prices.
Drill said the company always looks for new locations and is excited to come to Jacksonville.
It will open between PetSmart and buybuy Baby in the former OfficeMax. The smaller annex, which appears to be set up for pre-sales and receiving, is slated for a separate vacant building at the southern end of the shopping center.
Drill said the annex will serve as additional space for the andThat! store.
The city is reviewing building-permit applications for andThat! in two locations – the 23,500-square-foot former OfficeMax store at 8801 Southside Blvd., No. 7, and at a vacant 14,401-square-foot building at 8805 Southside Blvd.
Build-out could total at least $1.5 million. T.D. Farrell Construction Inc. of Alpharetta, Ga., is the contractor.
Bed Bath & Beyond, based in Union, N.J., bought the almost 124,000-square-foot shopping center, on 10.4 acres, in October 2011 for $13.5 million. It opened the buybuy Baby store there in 2012.
Bed Bath & Beyond bought Christmas Tree Shops in 2003. In 2012, new stores opened under the names andThat! or Christmas Tree Shops andThat!. The changes were made to reflect the stores’ assortment of year-round merchandise.
Drill said that as of May 28, there were 79 Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Shops andThat! and andThat! stores.
Bed Bath & Beyond also owns Cost Plus World Market, among other brands.
Timberlin Village is north of The Avenues mall.
Drill could not provide job information.