Chief Building Inspector Jeff Tuttle confirmed the City has received plans for T.J. Maxx and Petco to move into White Mountain Mall.
Tuttle said the city finished reviewing plans for Petco last week, and required changes have been sent back to Petco for their review.
Plans for T.J. Maxx are currently under review, and Tuttle said the review is expected to be complete by the end of the week.
Under the current plans, Petco would occupy approximately 12,000 feet of the space, and T.J. Maxx would take up the remaining area. Rouse Properties, which owns White Mountain Mall, said in a previous statement that the space is 34,300 square feet in total.
Tuttle said the two stores would be divided by a wall which will be put up just to the right of what used to be the front entrance to JC Penney. With such a division, Petco would take the space on the very end of the mall. Petco would only have access from outside, and T.J. Maxx would have access both from inside and outside the mall.
Brittany Farrell, Public Relations Supervisor for The TJX Companies Inc. representing T.J. Maxx, was unable to confirm a store is opening in Rock Springs, but provided the following comment. “We anticipate that a new T.J.Maxx store may open in Rock Springs sometime this Fall.”
For Petco, Corporate Communication & Public Relations Intern Stephanie Wilson said, “I can confirm we are exploring locations in the Rock Springs, WY area. As of now, I can’t confirm any more specific details.”
Representatives from White Mountain Mall were unable to comment, but a sign reading “T.J. Maxx Coming Soon” has been placed outside of the mall.