High Praise for New HomeSense and Marshalls at Tecumseh Mall

If the lack of parking spots at Tecumseh Mall was any indication, the grand opening of the new HomeSense and Marshalls is a big hit with shoppers.

The combined stores opened in the former Sobeys space at the mall at 8am Tuesday, with a couple of hundred shoppers already in line.

"It's great and the aisles are wide," says shopper Bernadette Ricci.  "It is busy, the line was long but it was only 10 minutes."

She says the east end needed something new and hopes there is a revitalization around Tecumseh Mall.

Pina Walsh walked out with some new mirrors.

"It's absolutely beautiful. It is very neat and stylish. I love it," she says.

Other shoppers just wanted to browse the store and promise to be back to avoid the long line-ups.

There is access through Tecumseh Mall as well which is expected to give mall retailers a boost.

Giant Tiger and Pet Smart also opened at the mall last year.