Sadly it's been officially confirmed, Bed Bath & Beyond in Lawton, Fort Sill will be closing. We've been hearing all kinds of rumors online and elsewhere over the past several weeks about the possibility that the store would be closing its doors permanently and unfortunately, it is. Enjoy it and do some shopping while you can!

We had hoped when it was announced that they would be closing various stores across the U.S. that Lawton would be safe. At first, it looked like we were then a few days ago the decision was made to close the location at 421 N.W. 2nd Street in Lawton. Wichita Falls, TX. is also losing its Bed Bath & Beyond as well!

Sadly Lawton's Bed Bath & Beyond will be closing permanently sometime soon

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TSM Lawton: Critter

Like most brick-and-mortar retailers and honestly, just about everyone else, they're struggling to recover from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to all the shutdowns and lack of sales, a lot of businesses haven't been able to recover. After struggling for so long a lot of stores end up having to close.

Adding to the difficulty it's next to impossible to compete with online retailers. Most people are now doing the vast majority of their shopping online. Thanks to the pandemic it's estimated that the popularity of online shopping and retails exploded and advanced by close to 10 years in a matter of 2 according to the experts.

Bed Bath & Beyond will be offering discounts and special sales leading up to the closing

TSM Lawton: Critter
TSM Lawton: Critter

We stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond earlier today to confirm the news and see if we could get any details. At this time we're not too sure exactly when it will close. In the meantime, the store is doing all kinds of liquidation/clearance sales. Right now they're offering 20% off everything in the store. Once the inventory has been sold the doors will close permanently. We get one last holiday season to shop at Bed Bath & Beyond.

It's terrible news anytime a business closes. Not only does it reduce options and competition, but think of all the people who will be losing their jobs. Image too getting this awful news right before Christmas, that's got to be the absolute worst. Luckily we do have a few new businesses that are coming to town next year.

Burlington Coat Factory will be opening a location in Lawton, Fort Sill hopefully sometime in early 2023. They'll be out on 82nd Street in the Lawton Marketplace next to Target and Academy Sports. Click here to get all the details. We also have the Scissor Tail Point shopping center on 50th Street and Cache Road that will be completed soon. Mathis Brother's Furniture and Mathis Sleep Center will be coming to town.

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