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Old 05-20-2020, 07:43 AM
 
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Pier 1 is officially going out of business and closing all 540 stores. They are headquartered in Ft Worth.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/...tores-70771845
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I'm sad but honestly not surprised. I shopped there often when it was more like World Market (before World Market came here) but not often now because most of their stuff doesn't appeal to me. I check their website when I'm looking to purchase items for my home but usually can't find something I want.
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:06 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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First Radio Shack, now Pier 1.

While I understand both went under for different reasons, these are now two Fort Worth based companies that are gone.

This is why I and many others push for more white collar/major corporations in this city. Just losing one of these two was a major blow and they weren't exactly the biggest companies in America.
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I'm sad but honestly not surprised. I shopped there often when it was more like World Market (before World Market came here) but not often now because most of their stuff doesn't appeal to me. I check their website when I'm looking to purchase items for my home but usually can't find something I want.
I agree. Pier 1 used to be a great place to shop for fun, funky imports and holiday decor. They changed their offerings several years ago, and focused more on expensive furniture and decor. I have walked through their stores a few times recently, even during Christmas, and I've never seen anything that I liked.

Yes, it is a shame that Fort Worth has lost two major corporations. Hopefully the office space from Pier One will attract another one to move here.
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:09 PM
 
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Texas retailers to go bankrupt in 2020: Neiman Marcus, JC Penny, Stage/Gordmans Stores and now Pier 1. Retail is in a major recession.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Retail is undergoing a major change right now. Malls and stores that rely on foot traffic are dying, and people are shopping online more than ever. Companies have to change quickly to keep up with that demand, or they won’t make it.
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:00 AM
 
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The days of shopping for fun in person are going away. I predict in 5 to 10 years in America we will have to go to YouTube to see humans walking in the streets able to have stores to go into. Its sad in a way don't you think?

It will be to the point we will have to fly to poorer countries to see mom and pop still open.
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