PITTSBURGH — Williams Sonoma, the San Francisco purveyor of quality kitchen goods, is closing its store on Walnut Street in Shadyside.
An inquiry to the company wasn’t immediately returned, but employees have announced the store is set to close at the end of January and the prominent location at 5514 Walnut St. is being marketed for a new tenant.
To be sure, January often proves to be a season for announced closings for shops and restaurants, and this year, nearly two years into a pandemic, is no exception. In Pittsburgh, that has included the recent announcements of two restaurants with more than 40 years of operation closing in Squirrel Hill.
But the closing of Williams Sonoma will be a loss in Shadyside, close observers say.