Local reaction was swift and nearly universal when Tewksbury Patch broke the news that HomeGoods would be closing its Tewksbury store by Feb. 1 and relocating to Westford.
Some readers were upset that, as shoppers, they were losing a favorite location to pickup home furnishings and decor.
Other readers took the viewpoint of taxpayers and were diappointed another business was moving out of town and another highly visible Route 38 vacancy was being created.
Here is a sample of the comments people left on the original story and on the Tewksbury Patch Facebook page:
?!?! Don't take our Home Goods away! Get your own Westford!
Sigh. Yet another empty building in Tewksbury. So frustrating.
Do I see a Dollar Store in the site's future??!?!? Don't have enough of those in this town --- don't we??!?!!?!
Saw the sign today...that is too bad, that was a great store, never left empty handed...Hope it doesnt stay empty for long!
First Staples in Wilmington and now Home Goods closing...unhappy camper.
That space could be used for a huge beer and cigarette outlet. I also envision a section of NASCAR apparel. It would be perfect for this town. Tewksbury has turned into Salisbury without the beach.
More empty commercial space in Tewksbury just what we need.
I love Home Goods, but I'm not surprised considering whenever I shop there the store is relatively empty.
Too bad this is one of my favorite stores... It was perfect for checking all those great home items!! I really hope this lot doesn't stay empty like the rite aide...whata waste! This town needs more quality businesses- what about a trader joes ?? No more 1$ stores or salons please...
Ginger 's Mom
There goes my weekly therapy
Tewksbury is truly looking run down with all the empty stores. Such a shame the rents are so high etc. We need more clothings store a nice Kohls. No wonder why MA heads to NH!