Pier 1 lovers rejoice! After weeks of speculation and drama, it turns out Pier 1 Imports is not closing the Long Beach location after all. Even tough they had a giant BE BACK SOON sign on the facade, their website made us believe that the Long Beach location was closing. Not to mention that the store was completely gutted clean and showed no life for a few weeks. Susan, who gave is the original scoop, just updated us with this email:
Thank you for contacting us on our website.
Please allow us to apologize for any unintentional misunderstanding in reference to the closing of our Store #0706 located at Long Beach, New York.
The information you requested is included below for your convenience. The last day of sales was Wednesday July 20, 2011 Store is estimated to reopen Monday October 17, 2011.
Thank you for thinking of Pier 1 for your shopping needs. You are a valued customer and we look forward to many future opportunities to serve you.
Representative Pier 1 Imports
So hopefully you have enough candles and home décor that will last you until the end of October. Based on pure observation, It looks like they’re moving the main entrance from the sidewalk to the parking lot side. Apparently that takes four months to do. How long did it take to build the Empire State Building? A year and 45 days, right?