TOMS RIVER – Bed Bath & Beyond, the New Jersey-based home goods retailer, has recently announced that they will be closing up to 200 stores nationwide, including the Toms River location.
COVID-19 majorly affected the business and its sales, causing its closure of 63 locations by the end of 2020. This included the Howell and Rockaway locations and now most recently added was the Toms River store.
A real estate listing has emerged on October 9 that disclosed the 34,000 SF retail building will be available for purchase in January 2021.
The building was originally built as a Best Catalog Showroom. When that company closed its stores in 1998, Linens N Things relocated to this location. In 2008, Linens N Things went bankrupt and closed its doors. Soon after Bed Bath & Beyond took over the building.
Each day, COVID-19 is claiming more and more retail stores. It is unknown if anything will replace the Toms River Bed Bath & Beyond.