Sad news from Pier 1 Imports. The company has just announced it will be closing almost 450 stores due to a sales slump. The future of the Lubbock store is uncertain.

We contacted the Lubbock store, and they were unable to comment on our inquiry at this time. We take this to mean the future of our Lubbock store is, in fact, unknown.

We've sent an inquiry up to their media relations person, so now we're waiting to see if there's a definitive word on whether or not the Lubbock location will be closed.

We certainly hope we get to keep our Lubbock Pier 1 Imports store. We will keep you posted on any news.