Kirkland's grand opening is Sept. 24-26

The new Kirkland's store at Eastgate Plaza will have its official grand opening Sept. 24 through 26.

The home decor store has 10,000 square feet — nearly double what it had at Towne East Square — and is adjacent to Famous Footwear at Eastgate Plaza, at Kellogg and Rock Road. Kirkland's opened Sept. 8.

A Kirkland's spokeswoman said the chain, which has 280 stores in 28 states, was moving to shopping centers outside of malls as leases in malls expire. The shopping center locations allow customers to drive up to the store and make it easier to get large items, such as accent furniture and mirrors, to their cars.