Major home goods retail chain throws in the towel on Austin store

Now might be a good time to strike a deal on bedspreads and bath towels. In-store sales are made at a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Austin and elsewhere in Texas.

On site, the days are numbered for the Bed Bath & Beyond store at 9333 Research Blvd. All items are at least 20 percent cheaper (and you don’t need any of the retailer’s ubiquitous 20 percent discount coupons), sales representatives say.

There are also stores in Missouri City (5752 State Highway 6) and Fort Worth at 853 NE Mall Blvd. at Hurst and 7616 Denton Hwy. in Watauga.

USA Today recently reported that these four stores are among 63 stores across the country expected to close by the end of 2020. The 63 stores are included in the retailer’s plan to close more than 200 stores in total. Bed Bath & Beyond has been hit by the rise of e-commerce and the coronavirus pandemic, and says the closings are necessary to “build a sustainable, enduring business”.

After the current round of closings, 20 Bed Bath & Beyond stores will remain in Dallas-Fort Worth, five in the Austin area and eleven in the Houston area.

Earlier this year, the retailer closed five stores in Texas:

  • 9600 pp. I-35 in Austin

  • 2817 W. Expressway 83 in Harlingen

  • 2306 State Highway 6 South in Houston

  • 700 Meyerland Plaza in Houston

  • 6675 State Highway 6 North in Houston

The Bed Bath & Beyond closure is another blow to a retail landscape that was already suffering before the coronavirus crisis erupted.

Long-time Fort Worth-based Pier 1 Imports quit the company after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February. JC Penney of Plano, Neiman Marcus of Dallas and rival luxury retailer Nordstrom also filed for bankruptcy and / or closed stores across Texas earlier this year.

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