The Downtown Plaza shopping complex in Sacramento is bidding farewell to yet another retail tenant.
The Brookstone store will close for good at the end of business on Thursday. That was confirmed by store personnel and in-store signage.
Items in the store are deeply discounted. The New Hampshire-based Brookstone chain offers a wide variety of merchandise, from electronic gadgets to in-home staples to personal massagers.
Just last week, the Gap and its sister store, Gap Kids, announced that they would be leaving Downtown Plaza, part of a previously announced nationwide downsizing.
Attempts to get comment from plaza owner JMA Ventures were unsuccessful.
In August, JMA - the San Francisco-based lifestyle and entertainment company that owns ski resorts, restaurants and upscale time shares - bought Downtown Plaza for the bargain price of $22 million.
Since then, JMA said it has been in talks with various experts on the plaza's future and likely transformation. JMA also surfaced in the ongoing Sacramento Kings drama, with the Downtown Plaza site envisioned as a possible sports and entertainment complex, featuring a modern arena.
With Brookstone's closure, Downtown Plaza will have more than 20 vacancies, and city officials say revenue fell 33 percent from 2005 to 2011.