A 45,000+ square foot facility just off the highway in Killeen will soon be vacant again.
A sign above the doors of Overstock Furniture & Mattress, 701 E. Central Texas Expressway, says the store is closing.
Overstock sells mattresses, beds, and other furniture, including sofas and recliners, usually at discounted prices.
Overstock has occupied the property, which was once a hunting, fishing and camping gear retail store, since mid-2020.
The facility was originally built in 2014 and 2015 for Gander Mountain, which opened March 13, 2015. Nearly two years from the date – March 10, 2017 – the Minnesota-based retailer announced that it would close 32 underperforming stores, including the one in Killeen.
After closing, the facility housed a seasonal Halloween store called Spirit Halloween until Overstock moved in.
Prior to moving to the freeway facility, Overstock occupied the former Toys ‘R’ Us at 2500 E. Central Texas Expressway. It operated there until Ollie’s Bargain Outlet purchased the facility.
In late 2020, Camping World, an RV dealership, contracted with a Minnesota company to submit a conditional use permit application to the City of Killeen to rezone the property so they could purchase it. .
Jay Moore of Oppidan, Inc. made the first move to Killeen City Council on December 8, 2020.
In a 4-2 vote that evening, the city council shut down the proposed project in its tracks, rejecting Camping World’s request to rezone the property.
A month later, Camping World withdrew its permit application, saying the facility would have been too small to house its inventory.
It’s unclear what will happen with the facility once Overstock closes the doors for the final time. We also don’t know when that will be.