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Home decor retailer HomeGoods said today it plans to open its Fayetteville store in the Freedom Town Center on Sept. 7.

While other stores planning to locate on the 49-acre shopping complex have announced they are hiring, HomeGoods is the first to announce an opening date.

The 21,058-square-foot store will be the sixth in the Raleigh market, company officials said.

“Our shopping experience is unlike any other retailer; our amazing values, designer brands and unique assortment make HomeGoods an exciting destination for shoppers,” John Ricciuti, president of HomeGoods, said in a news release. “Our stores help make houses feel like home. … We are thrilled to provide Fayetteville shoppers with this exhilarating shopping experience.”

HomeGoods will be hiring store management and associates from the area. The Fayetteville store is expected to fill approximately 65 full- and part-time positions, officials said.

HomeGoods features furniture, rugs, lighting, decorative accessories, gourmet…