Pier 1 shutters Evanston store

Pier 1The Pier 1 store in Sherman Plaza in downtown Evanston has closed, at least temporarily.

The shop at 1612 Sherman Ave. was one of the first to open in the mixed-use development in August 2006.

It was dark today with yellow "temporarily closed" signs posted in the windows.

The Pier 1 chain Thursday reported an 11.7 percent decline in quarterly sales and an analyist Friday downgraded the stock because of the company’s lagging turnaround efforts and the generally weak retail climate.

Pier 1

A call to a company spokesman this afternoon about the fate of the Evanston store was not immediately returned, and the store has disappeared from the list of store locations on the company website.

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