Bed Bath & Beyond at the Mercer Mall to close permanently in February
Bed Bath & Beyond, the national housewares chain that has had a presence at the Mercer Mall in Lawrence for more than three decades, is closing for good on Feb. 13.
Earlier this year, the Union, N.J.-based retailer announced that it was closing 63 stores across the country by the end of 2020. The Lawrence location was not on that list.
Bed Bath & Beyond also owns buybuBaby, Cost Plus World Market, Harmon Face Values, and Christmas Tree Shops.
In July, the company announced plans to permanently close about 200 of its stores over the next two years to “right-size” its real estate portfolio as consumer shopping habits continue to change. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the plight of national chains, with many filing for bankruptcy, closing some stores, or going out of business altogether.
Bed Bath & Beyond is the latest store to leave the Mercer Mall. TJ Maxx moved to Nassau Park Boulevard last year, Petco closed in July, Red Moon Pizza closed, and popular hair salon Diverse Styles shut down for good after the pandemic.
Wow. That’s a surprise as that store always seems busy and sells so many necessary items. The nearest BBY will now be in the Hamilton Marketplace and Flemington. For kitchen items, it looks like we’re now down to the single Williams-Sonoma store in Marketfair, with Sur La Table and Kitchen Kapers having already closed.
Ace Hardware also sells a lot of kitchen items.
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