Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma to close next month on Lincoln Road

An email alerted shoppers Friday morning that the Pottery Barn on Lincoln Road would close soon.
An email alerted shoppers Friday morning that the Pottery Barn on Lincoln Road would close soon.

Now might be the time for Miami Beach residents to stock up for their next dinner party or home makeover.

Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma, neighboring shops on Lincoln Road that sell everything from dining room tables to sesame oil, are closing their doors on March 22.

It’s unclear if either or both stores will eventually reopen elsewhere in Miami Beach. Both are part of parent company Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

“The terms of the store lease, store performance, surrounding stores, and alternate real estate availability are just a few of the many factors that went into the decision to close the store,” Pottery Barn spokeswoman Kendra Stewart said in an email.

A message to Pottery Barn email subscribers Friday morning urged shoppers to “hurry in for incredible deals” to the location at 1045 Lincoln Rd., noting that the store would close soon. The email directs patrons to Pottery Barn locations at Merrick Park in Coral Gables and the Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach for future shopping.

Those shopping centers also have Williams-Sonoma outposts, as the Facebook page for the kitchen-centric retailer at 1035 Lincoln Rd. points out. That page, too, boasts of “incredible prices and amazing deals, while supplies last.”

The closures will be just the latest on Lincoln Road, where rents have shot up and longtime tenants have been forced out. In recent years, local stalwarts Pink Palm, Van Dyke Café, TiramesU and Pasha's have all departed. Lucky Strike, the bowling alley with a bar scene just off Lincoln Road, was one of the most recent casualties when it closed in December.

A Miami Herald story last year anticipated the Pottery Barn/Williams-Sonoma news, saying the stores were expected to relocate when their lease expired in 2015.