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Building #19 plans to open Rug Dept. stores


Hingham, Mass. – Building #19, the New England closeout retailer, which recently shut its doors after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is planning to reopen at least a few stores as specialty closeout rug retailers under the banner of “The Rug Dept.”

The company sent an email to its registered customers dated Dec. 6, 2013 indicating it wants to resume business. The email contained a link to a Facebook page for The Rug Dept. announcing that The Rug Dept. will open soon in the former Building #19 stores in the Massachusetts towns of Burlington, Norwood, and Weymouth. No exact date has been given and it is not clear if there are plans to reopen any full-line Building #19 stores.

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