Socorro Mendoza takes her granddaughters Mackela Martinez, 2 1/2 years old, and 6-week-old Lexy Martinez shopping during the grand opening of Marshalls, Thursday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)
It may be the best thing to happen to Roswell since 1947.
A Marshalls retail store opened at the Roswell Mall Thursday, after about a year of anticipation.
John Maldonado is the district manager of 15 Marshalls stores located across Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Missouri.
He described the reaction of eager Roswellians he had met during the lead up to the grand opening of the 25,000 square foot location that offers brand name products at a 40 to 60 percent discount off regular prices.
“If you went to a restaurant, if you were just wearing your lanyard, ‘Oh my god, you work for Marshalls,’ ” he said.
The excitement was palpable as shoppers streamed through the store’s front doors, gathering Login to read more