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‘It’s a win-win:’ At last minute, Meridian Sur La Table store gets reprieve

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After BoiseDev’s story last week – and the start of a liquidation sale – things changed over the weekend. Village at Meridian General Manager Hugh Crawford said they came to an agreement late Saturday.

“In bankruptcy there are a lot of people involved,” Crawford said, referring to Sur La Table’s ongoing proceedings. “We kept making the cut on the final stores that were going to stay open.”

Then, the chain decided it would close the Meridian store, but the situation again changed.

“Sur La Table is an important enough tenant that we were able to get a rent structure for both parties,” Crawford said. “It’s a win-win to keep them open for the rest of the term of their lease.”

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A store manager originally confirmed the closure and liquidation sale Thursday but declined to give any more details. The retailer has 121 locations and plans to shutter 51 due to its financial troubles, according to The Takeout.com.

The Meridian location is the only one in Idaho. Several other changes are in the works at Village at Meridian: Both Gordman’s and Pier 1 started liquidation sales this summer. The center will also see a few new stores, including Sierra and Astro Gallery of Gems.

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Margaret Carmel
Margaret is a BoiseDev reporter focused on the City of Boise, housing, homelessness and growth. Contact her at margaret@boisedev.com or by phone at (757)705-8066.

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