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What’s coming to the old Citrus Heights Pier 1 Imports building?

Construction fencing with “Purpose Built” signage can be seen outside the former Pier 1 Imports building in Citrus Heights. // M. Hazlip

Updated 5:10 p.m., Aug 3rd–
By Mike Hazlip— A portion of the building next to Buffalo Wild Wings in Citrus Heights that was once home to Pier 1 Imports is under construction in preparation for a new tenant.

Sunrise MarketPlace Executive Director Kathilynn Carpenter confirmed that clothing store Purpose Built Trade Co. is planning to open a new location at 6245 Sunrise Blvd. The business lists four other locations in Pleasant Hill, Livermore, Oakley, and Modesto on its website.

Purpose Built offers workwear brands such as Carhartt, Dickies, and Wrangler at their retail locations. The company bills itself as “Your local industrial outfitter committed to working hard to support the Trades and Blue Collar life.”

The site is currently surrounded by construction fencing, and crews are working on the interior. The location shares a parking lot with Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Texas Roadhouse. Chuck E. Cheese, Glamor Lash and Brow, and National Career Education occupy a building across the parking lot.

Pier 1 Imports shuttered in Citrus Heights in 2020, according to a previous report by The Sentinel. The national retail chain closed nearly half of its stores after a January earnings report showed a 13.3 percent drop in net sales for the third quarter of 2019. Six months later, in June 2020, CNN reported Pier 1 moved to officially close its remaining stores and filed for bankruptcy.

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