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When Pier 1 Imports closes later this year in Ansley Mall, the space currently housing the home furnishings retailer will quickly be taken over by Richard’s Variety Store, Owner Dr. Ming “Ya Ya” Yang confirmed with What Now Atlanta (WNA) over the phone Tuesday afternoon.
“We just confirmed it today and we expect to be open by May 1,” Yang said.
The new Richard’s Variety Store is a relocation of its open Midtown Promenade outpost down the street which, in mid-2020, is set to close its doors.
Representatives for the retailer known for its overwhelming selection of “products that are hard to find” were seen in recent days scouting and measuring areas of its soon-to-be-home, a Pier 1 management associate told (WNA) over the phone Tuesday.
Pier 1 is set to vacate by the end of February, around the same time as its Buckhead counterpart.
[Editor’s note: This post was updated on January 28, 2020, at 8:28 p.m. after speaking with the owner, who confirmed the reports of relocation.]