Borders Closing Their Doors (via the munchkin wrangler and Pennlive.com)
Some sad news coming, but of course, this is to be expected.
Sort of like West Coast Video, or Blockbuster going out of business.
Borders is going to be filing bankruptcy and looks like they’ll be closing stores. (See PA list and link to full list below).
Thankfully, the store nearest us is not on the list. I just hope that it doesn’t fall on the list after a few weeks. We haven’t been in a while, but we do like making a Friday or Saturday night stop in Borders, browsing the books, reading magazine, grabbing coffee and generally having a decent time, and actually having a pain in the butt time trying to decide what to pick up with the 25, 30, 40 or even 50% off coupons we get just about every week. 🙂
And according to Pennlive, the Borders Books in Camp Hill is one of the ones that’s getting cut.
The Borders Books and Music store in Lower Allen Township, near the Camp Hill Mall, is among those on the company’s closure list as part of its bankruptcy filing.
The bookseller filed for bankruptcy protection and will close about a third of its stores.
The company plans to close about 200 of its 642 stores over the next few weeks. All of the stores closed will be superstores, according to Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis. The company also operates smaller Waldenbooks and Borders Express stores.
For your convenience (those of you that live in Pennsylvania), I’ve included the list of PA stores that will be closing. Thankfully, the one nearest me isn’t closing but to my friends in Philly and Pittsburgh, you guys are getting hit hard with closure.
- Store # 9
1775 North Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
- Store # 143
200 Mall Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
- Store # 175
1075 Woodland Rd
Reading, PA 19610
- Store # 204
2343 E. Lincoln Highway
Langhorne, PA 19047
- Store # 345
1937 Whitehall Mall
Whitehall, PA 18052
- Store # 377
2088A Interchange Rd
Erie, PA 16509
- Store # 455
3515 Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
- Store # 457
5986 Penn Circles South Ste 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
- Store # 487
King of Prussia
650 Mall Blvd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
And you can find the full list of stores that are closing here:
- The Next Chapter: Borders Book Stores to File Bankruptcy (laist.com)
- Borders Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Will Close Up To 200 Stores (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Borders Files Bankruptcy After Years of Market Losses (businessweek.com)
- Borders files for bankruptcy protection (theglobeandmail.com)
- Borders Files For Bankruptcy, To Close Stores (huffingtonpost.com)