Liquidation sale begins at River Park Borders Bethany Clough / The Fresno Bee The end is near for Borders bookstores, with all three Valley locations launching going-out-of-business sales Friday. The bankrupt chain is liquidating all its 399 locations, including stores in Fresno’s River Park, Visalia’s Sequoia Mall and the Borders Express in Hanford Mall. Sales […]
Archives for July 2011
It’s no secret that big booksellers like Borders and Barnes & Noble are experiencing financial difficulties, but I believe this presents small bookstores with a unique opportunity that I discuss in the latest edition of Retail Rap, my twice-monthly column with Chain Store Age. With bookselling giants like Barnes & Noble losing money and closing […]
Habit Burger finding new use for old restaurant spaces Jan Buchholz / Phoenix Business Journal Habit Burger Grill originated in California as a beach-style fast-casual restaurant that focused on charbroiled burgers, sandwiches and salads. Habit executives still want to convey that easygoing ambience in the Phoenix desert, but they are doing it with second-generation real […]
Borders Liquidation Will Hit Power and Strip Center Landlords Elaine Misonzhnik / Retail Traffic Among the retail players most likely to go into the smaller Borders boxes would be the dollar stores, in Graiser’s view. Supermarkets and furniture sellers might be looking to lease the larger stores. It’s also a possibility that electronics chain Best […]
Borders to shut down for good after deal collapses Greta Guest / Detroit Free Press Borders Group, the 40-year-old retailer that started as a used bookstore in Ann Arbor, decided Monday to liquidate its remaining 399 stores, conceding a battle with competitors, technology and itself. Started in 1971 by brothers Louis and Tom Borders as […]
LG’s Prime Steakhouse Closing Philippe Djegal / KESQ KESQ Broadcast KESQ News Channel 3’s Philippe Djegal talks to Jeff about the closing of LG’s Prime Steakhouse in Palm Desert, Calif. He shares his thoughts on the brand and how the state of the market has affected the retailer.