The vacant building that housed Goldblatt’s, and later Borders, in the Uptown neighborhood has been purchased by an investor who plans to bring in new businesses, according to a published report.
The shuttered Borders bookstore at the busy juncture of Diversey Parkway, Clark Street and Broadway will reopen as a multi-level Walgreens drugstore, according to an architectural firm.
The lines have been long outside Borders bookstores this week — very good business indeed — if the stores weren’t all going out of business.
The Borders chain has left behind empty stores. But as CBS2′s Dorothy Tucker reports, retail experts don’t expect them to be vacant very long.
The last Chicago Borders bookstore will close on Wednesday, but the bookstore chain’s loss may be the Chicago Public Schools’ gain.
A hip clothing store, Topshop, has taken the place of the defunct Borders book store at a prime retail location. But one critic says the type of service-industry jobs it brings won’t save the U.S. economy. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.
Beginning Friday, everything at the remaining Borders bookstores is 40 percent off.
Not too many years ago, gleaming new Borders bookstores were heralded as catalysts for development in many neighborhoods. But soon, they will all be gone.
With no viable bids to buy the troubled book retailer, Borders seeks court approval to liquidate its surviving 400 stores, bringing an end to a chain that until early this year had several stores in the Chicago area.
Patrons of the Borders book store on Chicago’s South Side are trying to prevent its closure, which is part of a mass shuttering by the bankrupt retailer.
A retail expert says Chicago’s soon-to-close Borders bookstores might open up opportunities for Wal-Mart, according to a published report.
Borders Books filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, and will be closing five stores in the city of Chicago and three more in the suburbs.
The man who brought us the stories of life as a SantaLand elf at Macy’s is in Chicago tonight to read from and sign his new literary collection.