Pier 1 Imports closing Shawnee store among 450 others nationwide

Pier 1 Imports is closing 450 stores nationwide, including this one at 15300 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee.

Pier 1 Imports is closing its Shawnee location among several other stores in the Kansas City area.

Located at 15300 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Pier 1 will close sometime in March.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the home goods retail company made the announcement in early January to close about 450 locations nationwide.

The Shawnee store is expected to close in March.

“Although decisions that impact our associates are never easy, reducing the number of our brick-and-mortar locations is a necessary business decision,” said Robert Riesbeck, chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Pier 1 Imports, in the announcement made Jan. 6. “We thank our team of hard-working associates for their commitment to Pier 1 and to serving our customers.”

In the meantime, the store has significant discounts — the whole store is 20-40% off — while the company conducts liquidation sales.

One other store in Johnson County is also closing in the coming weeks, at 15340 W. 119th St., Olathe.