GV Wire℠ stopped by Kirkland’s northwest Fresno location Tuesday afternoon and people were already scurrying for deals.
The entire Marketplace at El Paseo store is going out of business.
Signs reading, “Store Closing,” “Everything Must Go!” and “All Sales Final” greeted shoppers.
A Kirkland’s employee said over the phone that the closure had nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic. However, the employee did say this was the slower of the Fresno area locations. With its lease coming due, ownership decided to close the shop. The inventory is marked down 20%, and the store will close July 14.
Kirkland’s other two locations — the Villagio Shopping Center in Fresno and in Clovis (Highway 168/Sunnyside Avenue) —will remain open.
According to its website, Kirkland’s sells home furnishings, wall décor, decorative accessories, wall art, mirrors, lamps, and rugs.
There appeared to be ample inventory on Tuesday.
Marketplace at El Paseo
According to its website, the Marketplace at El Paseo is anchored by Target and Burlington. The center includes a variety of national and local retailers such as Bath & Body Works, Ross, Marshalls, Old Navy, Olive Garden, Petco, Tesla Motors Charging Stations, and ULTA Beauty.
Five Below and Cold Stone Creamery opened on May 22.
Regal Cinemas, Hobby Lobby, and other stores will open in the near future.
Here are the scheduled opening dates:
Hobby Lobby — July 17
Nothing Bundt Cakes — mid-July
Carter’s — July 28
Regal Cinemas — late fall