Christmas Tree Shops 2015 are a sell chain that in progress in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts on Cape Cod in 1970 as a complex of three little stores the face store, the Back Shop, and the Barn Shop. The multiple store location, which was located on Route 6A, explains why the name is Christmas Tree Shops instead of Christmas Tree Shop. The chain's founders were Doreen and Chuck Bilezikian. Since the 1980s, the chain has slowly been expanding beyond Cape Cod. As of May 2014, the company has 83 stores in eighteen states (including all six New England states). Expansion for the chain has included stores in the Midwestern states of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Its newest stores opened in Augusta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; and Greensboro, North Carolina. These stores have been opened under new ownership. Christmas Tree Shops was acquired by Bed Bath and Beyond in 2003, though the Bilezikians remain involved in the chain's executive operations. The original stores on Route 6A were closed in January of 2007, though the site is now occupied by stores owned by the Bilezikians' son, Greg. Some of the earlier Cape Cod locations, such as the store in West Dennis, Massachusetts, are far smaller in size than more recently built stores.