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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

A home decor and entertaining accessories store will open Sept. 4 in the former Wickes furniture store in Robinson.

Garden Ridge has leased the 153,000-square-foot building off Casteel Drive, real estate services firm CB Richard Ellis announced this morning.

The Texas-based retailer runs 37 stores in the Midwest and Southeast that are promoted as one-stop shops for furniture, rugs, bedding, plants and seasonal decor items.

There are three Garden Ridge stores in Ohio, according to the company's Web site. The Robinson location apparently will be the first in Pennsylvania.

The Wickes store never reopened after the remnants of Hurricane Ivan caused flooding throughout the Pittsburgh region in September 2004. The showroom and distribution center, close to Montour Run Creek, suffered damage.

Wickes opted to close both its Robinson and Monroeville locations late in 2004. Oxford Development Co. said Wednesday it plans to renovate the Monroeville store as an exhibition, meeting and convention center to replace the ExpoMart, which would be converted to office space.

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