Seacoast Bed Bath & Beyond Store to Close
The Bed, Bath and Beyond store in Dover appears to be shutting down.
A banner across the entrance announcing its closure and "Everything must go" signs in the window can clearly be seen at the store on Central Avenue. The Dover location is also included on the chain's website store closing page. A final closing date was not mentioned.
A spokeswoman from Bed Bath and Beyond's corporate office did not immediately return a message from Seacoast Current on Saturday morning. A manager at the Dover store was not authorized to speak with the media.
The chain in its fiscal 2020 third quarter report issued January 7 said it would close 200 "underperforming locations" by the end of fiscal year 2021 but did not identify them. The first 63 locations were closed in 2020 but none on the Seacoast.
In a statement at the time to USA Today spokeswoman Jessica Joyce said the chain is undergoing a "store optimization plan that will see us establish the right network of stores to serve our customers."
The New Jersey based company also sold off its other properties Christmas Tree Shops One Kings Lane, PersonalizationMall.com and Cost Plus World Market in 2020.
Bed Bath and Beyond still has eight stores in New Hampshire located in Amherst, Bedford, Concord, Keene, Nashua, Plaistow, Portsmouth and Salem.