ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Following the recent news that Macy’s department store will permanently close its doors in March, more stores are set to follow suit in the St. Clairsville area.

Pier 1 Imports store, located next to Steak ‘n Shake at the Ohio Valley Plaza, has announced its impending closing. The store’s exterior is coated with store closing signage, along with "entire store 20 to 40 percent off" signs.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company announced earlier this month that it intended to "reduce its store footprint" by closing nearly half of its stores. The company said it plans to close more than 400 of its 936 U.S. locations.

The staff at Pier 1 declined to release a formal closing date on Jan. 17.