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09 October 2011 @ 11:03 am
One Really Good Final Post  
This blog needs one really good final post to send it into the sunset…and before you ask, "no"…this isn't it ;)

I will put forth the second-to-last post, though: "What's your old Borders store now?"  That is, what happened to the building?  Mine looks like it's been rented by a seasonal Christmas store.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
Store # 003 Madison, WI
Is being converted into a retail branch for the university credit union. Certain amount of irony for me, in that I left Borders to work at that credit union. That was years ago, and I've worked several places since then.
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: Store # 003 Madison, WI
Oh, God, that makes me sick. I loved that store!! It kept its eclectic look and feel, thanks to your unrepentant GM, Steve, even when it moved into its new digs and even with all the corporate dictates. It was an awesome place and one of the reasons I loved to visit Madison. Every time I was in Madison, I spent time in that store and always made it my last stop before leaving town. The staff was really knowledgeable and I found -- and bought -- books there that I never saw in any other Borders. I'd go back home to my Borders and talk about all the cool stuff they were doing at 3.

RIP, Store 3.
(no subject) - gaijin_grrl on January 22nd, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Farmingdale Is Empty - (Anonymous) on October 28th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Houston Galleria: being converted into our city's first H&M location

(Anonymous) on October 12th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
That space had been the home of Lord & Taylor for 30 years before being converted into a Borders. Can't wait to see how it looks next.
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Random question, but no better place to ask: does anyone know what went into the space of the Waldenbooks in the Palouse Mall across from the U of Idaho campus?
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Temporarily, a Halloween Adventure.
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Ours is a Halloween City. And even though their store is large, they're not using even half of our space.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on October 30th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Ghost run wild in our store
Ours is still empty. It has Borders debris still laying around. I don't even think the landlord has been inside. so sad. I loved that store. :(
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Emptiness.
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
a Toys r Us Express
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Books-A-Million
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
#281 Wynnewood, PA
It's Halloween Adventure for now. The building is a pretty weird space--three levels including a small main floor and a large 2nd floor, in a suburban shopping center.) It's hard to imagine what kind of store would take over a location like that.
tennants on October 9th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
Mine is empty and will probably stay empty for a while. The one in the city over is now a Halloween Express for the time being.
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Barnes & Noble moved into ours since there is not another bookstore within a 60 mile radius.
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
At least it'll still be a bookstore.
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
UGH.
mine's a new strip club, complete with backroom happy endings.
ron_newman on October 10th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Boston Downtown Crossing, the biggest Borders store in the whole US, is sitting empty. It's entirely gutted -- no shelves, no other fixtures, no leftover signs, nothing at all to indicate that it was once a bookstore.

Maybe it will go back to being a bank, which is what it was built to be?

Edited at 2011-10-11 12:42 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on October 10th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
Ours is ironically enough . . . a book store.

A Crown Books that is. But there's still the old Borders sign on the back on the building that faces a huge freeway. The confusion for the customers must be overwhelming. I just feel sorry for the poor sods working in that building now who have to deal with all the customers coming in demanding that they honor their Borders Bucks.

And for having to deal with our heating ducts. They caught fire like clockwork.
ron_newman on October 11th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I thought the Crown chain closed years and years ago. One of them somehow survived?
(no subject) - denardo on October 12th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on October 10th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Stolen Items
I would like to see a post about what you stole or knew someone stole. We had a manager that was amazing with her theft, eventually she got caught but her balls were as big as the bulges in her purse.
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
Re: Stolen Items
I was a sales manager and on my last day I stole $800 from the back safe to use for rent money and car repairs. I wasn't worried about getting caught or fired because I blackmailed my GM with video evidence that he had sex with an employee that he hired underage.
(no subject) - saultnutz on January 19th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Currently a Halloween Spirit super store.
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Ours has been a couple of things so far.

1. store selling pictures.

2. empty.

3. storage.

4. currently a Halloween Bootique.

Probably going to be a temporary Xmas store later.
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
3/4 of the store is a Halloween store, the other 1/4 is a Crown Books. Ouch.
baka_kit on October 11th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
260's lease was bought out early; it's now an overpriced natural foods market.
(Anonymous) on October 24th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Love that picture! I broke a rib and until it heals I'm living on Vicodin.
(Anonymous) on October 11th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
New Orleans is turning into a Fresh Market. Emeryville is being cannibalized by its landlord, and they're subdividing it, probably to expand the public market.
denardo on October 12th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
I had heard that Emeryville became a Guitar Center. Did that only use part of the store?
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on October 12th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
syclyamizzrym on October 12th, 2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
Currently a Halloween Spirit, then it'll be a TJ Maxx or Homegoods (probably both).
(Anonymous) on October 12th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
A 2nd&Charles, usedbook&multimedia store.
Ironic? Yes.
(Anonymous) on October 12th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
Big empty store, still many fixtures inside. Windows left open so you can see in.
(Anonymous) on October 14th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
Borders Hollywood
I was in the area of my old store just last week...still sitting empty.
(Anonymous) on October 15th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
Store #43 in Lutherville,Md is empty and untouched since the day we turned our keys in and left. Theres still a doube V sitting by the front door. I work in the same shopping center as my old store, so I get to see it eeeeeevery day. Kinda sucks.
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