If you’ve ever spent hours on Pinterest planning your future living room, drooling over the most perfect décor combos, and then crying when you see the price tag, you’re not alone. Now is the perfect time to give your home an update, though, as Orlando’s Pier 1 Imports is closing for good this year. Wild sales, deals, and a fashionable living room await!
Earlier this year, the retail giant filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, with plans to close around half of its U.S. stores as it looked for a buyer to purchase the company.
When that proved unsuccessful, and even more locations were unable to reopen due to COVID-19, the company decided to sell its remaining inventory and assets.
Narcity spoke to a store clerk from the Pier 1 at the Orlando Town Center, located at 525 N. Alafaya Trail, Waterford Lakes, for details on closing policies and sales.
The dean of décor will be offering storewide sales that range from 25% to 50% off, with all sales being final.
Returns are not currently accepted, along with gift cards, merchandise cards, and Pier 1 Rewards Certificates. There will also be no cash refunds for these cards and certificates.
The store's tentative closing date is slated for mid-October, but that will depend on how quickly their inventory finds new homes.
“We are grateful to our dedicated and hardworking associates, millions of customers and committed vendors who have collectively supported Pier 1 for decades,” said CEO Robert Riesbeck in a press release.
“We deeply value our associates, customers, business partners and the communities in which we operate, and this is not the outcome we expected or hoped to achieve.”
Pier 1 isn’t the only retail store to suffer some losses at the hands of COVID-19, as Orlando’s JCPenney at the Fashion Square mall is also shuttering this year. Other local businesses have had to get creative to stay afloat and engaged with their patrons.
While it may be sad for those who couldn’t make it through the pandemic, at least there are some great sales to take advantage of one last time.