15 Businesses Boise Would Love to See Replace This Abandoned Pier 1
Even before COVID-19 hit, it was clear that Pier 1 Imports was struggling to survive.
In February 2020, USA Today reported that the retailer was filing for bankruptcy and planning to close over 400 locations. At the time, their location near the Boise Towne Square Mall wasn't part of the closures. Flash forward to May 2020 as retailers struggled to figure out what to do after lockdown orders were lifted and things looked very different. Pier 1 announced that they were closing all of their brick and mortar locations, including their Boise location.
Their parking lot has been used as a COVID testing location, but for the most part, it's been abandoned for almost two years. Even Spirit Halloween didn't see a use for the building. They instead chose the old Hallmark location in the plaza that holds Old Nacy, Nordstrom Rack, Ulta and Dave & Busters.
We hate to see it sit there vacant, so we asked you what you'd like to see move in there! These were the 15 businesses our listeners thought would be a good fit for the old Pier 1.