Major home goods retailer throws in towel on 2 Fort Worth-area stores

Now might be a good time to strike a deal on bedspreads and bath towels. In-store sales are made at two Bed Bath & Beyond stores in the Fort Worth area and two stores in other parts of Texas.

On site, the days are numbered for the locations at 853 NE Mall Blvd. at Hurst and 7616 Denton Hwy. in Watauga. All items are at least 20 percent cheaper (and you don’t need any of the retailer’s ubiquitous 20 percent discount coupons), say sales reps.

There are also a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Austin at 9333 Research Blvd. and one in Missouri City at 5752 State Highway 6.

USA Today recently reported that these four stores are among 63 stores across the country that are slated 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, long-lasting 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 have also filed for bankruptcy and / or closed stores across North Texas earlier this year.

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