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Pier 1 May Be the Saddest Story of This Bankruptcy Boom

Why J. Crew and Chuck E. Cheese aren’t disappearing, but the retailer behind the papasan chair is

Rob Walker
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14 min readJul 7, 2020

Somewhere around April this year, production of Pier 1 Imports’ famous papasan chairs ceased.

So did everything else in the retailer’s manufacturing supply chain, as the company…