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Richmond Highway HomeGoods Closing

Home decor chain, open for a year and a half, will close doors Jan. 12.

After more than a year in business, the HomeGoods store on Richmond Highway will close its doors Jan. 12.

The store is closing due to a trend of slow sales, according to an employee who wished to remain anonymous.

HomeGoods opened in May 2011.

Janet Lewin January 03, 2013 at 08:56 PM
I love Home Goods and shop their stores in other places but this was a hard location to get in and out of. Wish they could find a place in Hybla Valley mall. Even then, I'm really sorry to lose a quality retailer on our end of Rte 1. Trader Joe's would be the ultimate quality store!
T Ailshire January 03, 2013 at 09:24 PM
If it's true they couldn't reach a deal with the landlord, that makes TWO stores that have had that problem. It's why Cycle Sport left - and now the nearest motorcycle shop is in Woodbridge.
Wildermann January 04, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Higher quality store? By their own description "a chain of off-price home fashions stores" does not sound like better quality but then "quality" is an ambiguous term much like the word "luxury" used to describe the apartments at the Heights at Groveton. These notions of quality and luxury are inconsistent with developer consultant findings that high end retailers will not locate on Richmond Highway. Their conclusions are based on demographic studies suggesting that Richmond Highway is demographically challenged. A perspective that in my view is racially and economically based. Perhaps a more appropriate term would be faux quality and faux luxury. Route 1 communities go hat in hand before developers begging for better quality retail on the corridor and what we get are 2nd rate retailers and development that business leaders dress up with semantic jargon. The rents are most likely going up at this locale due to anticipated consumer traffic heading to the nearby Costco site under development. How would this place even hope to survive competing with both Costco and Walmart? Besides, if you really like the place, go to the one in Kingstown.
patti February 16, 2013 at 09:25 PM
This was one of the best displayed stores of its kind that I have seen on the East Coast! Things were always organized by colors/ styles and packages were not torn through and dirty unlike most of the TJ Maxx and similar stores in the area. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I am so disappointed it is closed! Maybe the manager can move to the one in Kingstowne and show them how to run a clean and beautiful store.
Meredith February 26, 2013 at 05:47 PM
I am sad too. The tjmaxx up the road is difficult to access. That property is such a traffic knot. Homegoods was bright and shiney! A good selection for sale and great staff.I always bought more than I intended! It was such a pleasure to visit. A great place for intelligent purchases. I miss it already.

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