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Nike's three story flagship/basketball court is becoming more of a reality. A brand rep confirmed that Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma will be closed on Lincoln Road for good as of March 22. In a statement to the Miami Herald Pottery Barn revealed the following:
In our ongoing course of business we evaluate our real estate strategy to make sure that we are reaching our customers in the best locations possible. As a result, we have made the decision to close the store at Lincoln Road location. There are a number of factors that may go into a store closing. The terms of the store lease, store performance, surrounding stores, and alternate real estate availability are just a few.
They were indeed some of the first stores to roll into Lincoln Road, back in 1999 when the once bohemian street first started to become a mainstream pedestrian mall. No word yet on where the furniture store will move to next, but there was that rumor that it could be moving to the old Lucky Strike location on Lincoln Lane. Again, it's only a rumor.
Pottery Barn hasn't rolled out a crazy clearance sale just yet; sale items and floor models are a dismal additional 20 percent off, a manager told us. Williams Sonoma's sale is a little bit more enticing. A store employee revealed that the entire store is 20 percent off, and certain furniture pieces are 30 to 40 percent off. Fingers crossed that the stores will be as giving as Crate & Barrel was when it closed its 19-year-old shop at The Falls in October. For now, you can shop at Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma at Merrick Park or Gulfstream Park. There's also a Williams Sonoma location at The Falls.