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Kirkland’s celebrates grand opening
Home décor retailer arrives in Cumming
Chris Wood helps a customer Tuesday at Kirkland's in Cumming. The store on Market Place Boulevard will have a grand opening Saturday and Sunday. - photo by Autumn McBride


Kirkland’s grand opening event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2395 Market Place Blvd. in Cumming Town Center. Decorating advice will be given by Kraig Kelsey Interiors. For more information, call (678) 947-0217 or visit

Kirkland’s is celebrating its Cumming Town Center grand opening in style this weekend.

The home décor retailer invites shoppers to its new location on Market Place Boulevard, where a local interior designer will offer advice during the celebration Saturday and Sunday.

Mike Madden, Kirkland’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the company was “excited to expand ... and to be a destination for great deals in home décor and gifts.”

“We give our customers an engaging shopping experience characterized by a diverse, ever-changing merchandise selection at surprisingly attractive prices,” he said.

The store offers a variety of home furnishings, including candles, frames, lamps, artificial floral arrangements and furniture.

The Cumming location of Kirkland’s, which opened Oct. 13, has exceeded projections, said Sarah Weaver, leasing manager.

The 7,200-square-foot store is the company’s 17th in Georgia and 292nd in 29 states. Weaver said the Tennessee-based company has more of a presence in the Southeast, but has been expanding nationwide.

“As the economy has ... taken a dive, we’ve actually done better,” Weaver said. “I think that’s because people still have the need to buy stuff and they want to decorate their home, but they’re not going to spend money on a higher price point. They want the same look for a better value.”

Weaver said Cumming Town Center was an ideal location.

“We typically love the big box value guys,” she said. “They had a space available, so we jumped.”