FRAMINGHAM (CBS) — T.J. Maxx stores across Massachusetts officially opened for business Thursday. In Framingham, some shoppers waited in line for hours before the store opened, to be among the first to get inside.

“We’ve been here since seven, so we’re excited,” shopper Madison Kornbliet said.

The doors opened promptly at 10 a.m. Kornbliet and her best friend were first in line. They said the online shopping they’ve been doing just wasn’t cutting it.

“I can’t shop online. I need to see it in person,” Kornbliet said. “I need to feel the material and I just miss the store.”

Shoppers wait to get in a reopened TJ Maxx in Framingham (WBZ-TV)

T.J. Maxx employees let shoppers in line know that only 130 people would be allowed in the store at a time. They also require shoppers to wear a mask.

Outside the stores, employees wrote welcome back messages to customers in chalk.

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