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Pier 1 Imports opens new store in Rockville

The Echo Beach seating collection from Pier 1 Imports.
The Echo Beach seating collection from Pier 1 Imports.

Pier 1 Imports is pleased to announce the opening of its newest store in Rockville, Md. The new store is located at 12137 Rockville Pike in the Pike Center Shopping Center. The total retail square footage of the store is approximately 9,009 square feet. The store officially opened Monday, April 07. Customers through April 09 will 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 Rockville 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 Rockville and the surrounding area,” Smith said.


On average, the store will employ approximately 27-30 associates throughout the year.  Associate hours fluctuate based on the needs of the business and the season.


This store is Pier 1 Imports’ 22nd location in Maryland and demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to the Washington D.C. market. Within the past year, Pier 1 Imports has opened three other Washington D.C.-area locations — Frederick, Md., the Hybla Valley neighborhood of Alexandria, VA., and the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Va. All of these stores feature the new store concept (additional details included below).

New Store Concept

Pier 1 Imports was proud to introduce the unveiling of its new store concept in fall 2011. The new store design is a natural evolution of the Pier 1 Imports experience that utilizes a new interior finish-out, including natural-colored floor tiles, rustic ceiling elements, enhanced store lighting and lit shelving units lining the walls, all of which help customers visualize the end-use of the products within their own home. The new look is complemented by the use of “open stock” merchandising, designed to enhance the shopping environment by giving customers the opportunity to see, feel and interact with the product. The exterior design features bamboo window awnings and a signature bamboo door with rustic metal door handles that will mark the entrance to Pier 1 Imports’ unique shopping experience. The features of the new store will allow easier navigation all while maintaining the “treasure hunt” feel and continuing to make Pier 1 Imports a great place for discovery and spending time browsing.

Pier 1 Imports is dedicated to supporting the communities in which its associates live and work, as well as the international community from where it imports much of its merchandise. Since 1985, Pier 1 Imports has contributed more than $52 million to philanthropic organizations through international, national and local efforts including UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) and the United Way.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is the original global importer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts. Information about the Company is available on www.pier1.com.


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