By Chrissy Madison
Pier 1 Imports has opened a new store in Epps Bridge Centre. The total retail square footage of the store is approximately 6,974 square feet. All this week until next Monday, the first 200 customers will each receive a free reusable bag and an iconic Pier 1 Imports backscratcher in celebration of the new store opening.
“We are pleased to bring this new Pier 1 Imports to Athens and hope that our new location will inspire customers to discover the eclectic and fun merchandise that is unique to Pier 1 Imports,” said Alex W. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pier 1 Imports. “Pier 1 Imports offers merchandise that fits all decorating styles, as well as a broad array of affordable holiday décor, furniture and gifts, and we look forward to sharing our unique shopping experience with the residents of Athens and the surrounding area,” Smith said.
This is the 28th Pier 1 Imports location in Georgia. It features the new store concept. It has a new interior finish-out, including natural-colored floor tiles, rustic ceiling elements, enhanced store lighting and lit shelving units. On average, the store will employ approximately 12-15 associates throughout the year. Associate hours fluctuate based on the needs of the business and the season.