ITHACA, N.Y.—After seemingly months of 70% sale signs in the windows, it was announced that the Ithaca Bed Bath & Beyond store will be closing permanently, as part of a nationwide reduction in stores that will impact eight locations in New York, including the Ithaca location at 131 Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway along Route 13.

According to reports from and USA Today the store will be closed by August, but employees at the store told The Ithaca Voice that no definitive closing date has been set yet.

Bed Bath & Beyond corporate did not respond to request for comment in time for publication.

The new year has seen Moe’s Southwest Grill and Burger King also announce closures in Ithaca.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at