Pier 1 Imports opened in Arroyo Grande on Tuesday, June 11, in the Five Cities Center off West Branch Street.
The new 7,143-square-foot store specializing in home furnishings and décor is at 901 Rancho Parkway, near Trader Joe's, Chili's Grill & Bar, Baja Fresh, Verizon Wireless and Petco.
The first 200 customers each day, through Sunday, June 16, will receive a free reusable bag and a Pier 1 Imports backscratcher in celebration of the store’s grand opening.
The Arroyo Grande City Council approved the project in March 2012. The company expects to employ up to 15 people annually.
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The Pier 1 store is San Luis Obispo County's second; another store is located off Theatre Drive in Paso Robles. Pier 1's San Luis Obispo location closed in 2004.