On This Day In History 1999: I saw 'Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace'
AKA 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Slow and Carefree Decline of the Movie Franchise'.
The first 'luxury' item I bought for my apartment in the mid-90's was a nice pillow from Pier 1. That brought the total to a couch, 13" tv, mattress, stop sign, and a nice pillow.
The retailer announced that it is closing all 540 of its stores in the US and Canada in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in February, but was unable to find a buyer.