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.
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.