WATCHUNG, NJ -- Homesense, which sells furniture and home decorations, and Sierra have announced their grand openings in the new shopping center, The Shoppes at Watchung, in the former Sears location on Route 22. The grand openings are set for Aug. 22 at 8:00 a.m.

Sierra, previously known as Sierra Trading Post, shortened its name earlier this year. The store sells off-price merchandise and is operated by the TJX Companies.

The Shoppes at Watchung are located across Terrill Road from the first Cinemark movie theatre in Somerset County which opened to the public April 18. 

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Construction continues on the property. Chick-Fil-A, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Sports Clips and David’s Bridal have not yet announced grand opening dates.

Sears closed nearly two years ago in September 2017. A fundraising site was launched to save the Legend of Warchung Mural. A replica hangs in the lobby of Cinemark. Although the shopping center is below Route 22, it is physically located in Watchung (the dividing line is at the small bridge near Popeye's on Terrill Road).

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