|Founded||1979 (as Garden Ridge Pottery)|
|Key people||Lee Bird, CEO, Judd Nystrom, CFO|
Garden Ridge is a privately held home decor retail chain based in Plano, Texas. Starting in 1979 with just one store in Schertz, Texas, the store was then known as Garden Ridge Pottery. The chain now offers an assortment of home décor products including furniture, patio cushions, pottery, rugs, decorative pillows, mirrors, wall décor, lamps, bedding, and housewares.
The chain currently operates 62 stores in 20 states, primarily in the Southeast and Midwest.
The chain was privately held by Three Cities Research. Garden Ridge declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2004 due to failed lease negotiations and underwent major reorganization closing ten stores in Texas, Georgia, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee. After restructuring, the corporation emerged from Chapter 11 in 2005.
- AEA writes 50% equity check for $715M Garden Ridge LBO
- "Kansas City Business Journal". 2004-02-02. Retrieved 2009-08-23.
- Louis, St. (2004-02-02). "Garden Ridge files for bankruptcy, local stores unaffected". Retrieved 2009-08-23.
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