Everything’s on clearance and all sales are final at Bed Bath & Beyond, as the once-mighty home furnishings chain prepares to bow out of Arborland.

The troubled retailer announced in August that it would be closing about 150 lower-performing stores, but not all the locations were announced at the time. In December a banner announced the “store closing sale” at the shopping center on Washtenaw Ave.

No closing date is set, and store managers have been warned against talking to the media. But customers are learning from employees that the final days will extend into March, as some inventory—consolidation from other closing locations—is still arriving in Ann Arbor. Prices were 30 to 50 percent off at press time, and discounts are expected to steepen further during the next several weeks, when store fixtures will also be sold.

Now teetering toward bankruptcy reorganization for a variety of structural and strategic reasons, Bed Bath & Beyond has anchored Arborland since 1999. The closest stores still slated for survival are in Novi and Westland.

A pricey renovation for an upscale downtown restaurant proved ill-timed when the pandemic became top priority. Jim Brady’s announced its closure on Instagram on January 4.

Tom Brady, grandson of the late Detroit restaurateur “Diamond” Jim Brady (not the former U-M quarterback), bought 209 S. Main St., formerly home to Vellum, for $1.87 million in 2015, according to city records. A lavish interior upgrade of the three-story space took more than three years to complete, but “the tale of the pandemic and how our world has changed,” to quote his signed Instagram message, ultimately prompted its closure before operating even that amount of time. Gift cards are valid at the surviving Jim Brady’s in Royal Oak.

Colliers’s Jim Chaconas has listed the nearly 7,000 square-foot building as a “turn-key restaurant” with an asking price of $4.6 million.

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