Pier 1 Imports to open second Anchorage store at Tikahtnu Commons
Store opens on April 20, Grand opening event on April 24
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Pier 1 Imports is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Alaska store. The new store will be the second Pier 1 Imports in Anchorage and will officially open to the public on April 20 at the Tikahtnu Commons shopping center at 1124 N. Muldoon Rd. In celebration of the new store, Pier 1 Imports will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday, April 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the new store location.
“Pier 1 Imports is pleased to open our second store in Anchorage, and we are honored to continue our commitment to our Alaska customers,” said Alex Smith, CEO of Pier 1 Imports. “Pier 1 Imports offers merchandise that fits all decorating styles, as well as a broad array of affordable spring décor, furniture and gifts. We look forward to continuing to share our unique shopping experience with the residents of the Anchorage Bowl area.”
The new Anchorage store will feature Pier 1 Imports’ New Store Concept (additional details below) and will be the third Pier 1 Imports location in Alaska. Pier 1 Imports currently has one store in South Anchorage and one store in Fairbanks, which also features the new store concept.
The store boasts 7,496 square feet of total retail square footage and will employ approximately 25-30 associates to support the new store opening. Associate hours will fluctuate based on the needs of the business and the season.
Grand opening festivities for the store include:
Pier 1 Imports Anchorage Grand Opening
Friday, April 24
9:30 a.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony and a $2,500 donation presentation to the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska
10 a.m. Store opening
The grand opening event will feature a special Alaska foliage “ribbon” crafted by local floral business Bloomsbury Blooms, a cultural dance performance by students of the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, live radio remote with Magic 98.9 FM, $25 Pier 1 Imports gift cards to the first 50 customers and additional giveaways to the 250 customers.
New Store Concept
Pier 1 Imports was proud to introduce its new store concept in fall 2011. The new store design is a natural evolution of the Pier 1 Imports experience that utilizes a new interior finish-out, including natural-colored floor tiles, rustic ceiling elements, enhanced store lighting and lit shelving units lining the walls, all of which help customers visualize the end-use of the products within their own home. The new look is complemented by the use of “open stock” merchandising, designed to enhance the shopping environment by giving customers the opportunity to see, feel and interact with the product. The exterior design features decorative awnings and a signature bamboo door with rustic metal door handles that will mark the entrance to Pier 1 Imports’ unique shopping experience. The features of the new store will allow easier navigation, all while maintaining the “treasure hunt” feel and continuing to make Pier 1 Imports a great place for discovery and spending time browsing.
Pier 1 Imports is dedicated to supporting the communities in which its associates live and work, as well as the international community from where it imports much of its merchandise. Since 1985, Pier 1 Imports has contributed more than $63 million to philanthropic organizations through international, national and local efforts including UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) and the United Way.
About Pier 1 Imports
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is the original global importer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts.
Information about the Company is available on www.pier1.com.