Looking to pick up a high-end juicer, in-home espresso machine or a stand-up mixer for a bargain? Now's your chance. Bed Bath & Beyond is bidding adieu to SoMa, and everything is priced to move.
The home goods retail giant is shuttering its location on Ninth and Bryant streets and peacing out of the neighborhood with a mega liquidation sale. Deals are only expected to get better over the next few weeks.
On Monday Bed Bath & Beyond announced in a regulatory filing that it would be downsizing by 150 stores, but did not disclose which stores would be closing. A worker for Bed Bath & Beyond's SoMa location, who asked not to be named, told The Standard that the store's staff were notified of the location's closure last Thursday and that the sale began on Saturday. Prominent signs on the store's entrance announce the store's closing and advertise a storewide sale of 10% to 30% off.
The store associate told The Standard that they expect price cuts to continue weekly—gradually dropping to as low as 50%—through the end of March or the beginning of April when workers expect the retail branch to turn off the lights for good. The worker also said that they expect layoffs to happen gradually over the next few weeks.
Signage around the store says that all sales are final and that no coupons will be accepted with the exception of discounts for Beyond+ and Rewards+ members. A spokesperson for Bed Bath & Beyond said that while closing stores is difficult, customers can continue to shop online through the retailer's website and mobile app. With this latest round of closings, Bed Bath & Beyond will have shuttered 400 of its stores over the past year or so.
"We have been conducting a comprehensive, store-by-store analysis of our portfolio to ensure we can grow profitably while best serving our customers," said the spokesperson in a statement to the Standard. "As such, Bed Bath & Beyond has decided to close the San Francisco, CA (555 9th Street) location."
Some of the quirkier items up for sale include a Jetsons-esque aqua popcorn maker for $36, a stainless steel ice cream maker for $89.99 and a calming heat wrap sauna for $202.49. There's also more high-tech kitchen equipment on sale, including a space-age-looking juicer going for $332.99, a Bluetooth-enabled vanity mirror for $134.99, a Ninja Foodi Pro Air Oven for $296.99 and a Vitamix blender going for $521.99. Deals on high-end espresso machines and stand-up mixers also abound.
Christina Campodonico can be reached at [email protected]