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Bed Bath & Beyond is closing hundreds of stores

By: Alyssa Kornacki

College students who bond over the fact that we all go to Bed Bath & Beyond to get all of our dorm supplies for the upcoming school year are facing the reality of missing out on restocks from the store. Students of all sorts love a store that has tons of coupons for comforters, supply drawers and more!

But it is the end of an era. Bed Bath & Beyond is stripping down its big blue signs, clearing out aisles of linens and closing hundreds of stores, for good!

The company filed for bankruptcy this past Sunday and announced that it will begin closing its remaining 360 Bed Bath & Beyond stores and another 120 buybuy BABY locations, which are part of the franchise. On top of the new closures, Bed Bath & Beyond already has closed 400 stores over the past year. This final round of closings will indeed have an effect on Bed Bath & Beyond stores close to home.

However, according to many major news outlets, chain stores including TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Ross have scooped up some vacant stores. Other companies like Burlington, Five Below, Nordstrom Rack and Planet Fitness may also fill up the emptied spaces, according to retail landlords and real estate analysts.

Bed Bath & Beyond revealed on its website that closing sales will begin on April 26 with "deep discounts." Customers can shop online, in stores or using the Bed Bath & Beyond app.

The store's closing sale started on April 26 and runs until May 24. Current Canisius students (and prospective ones, if you are reading this!) may want to stock up and save on some dorm supplies or even items for your room back at home before it’s too late!

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