Anyone see a re-occupied Borders store?

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  1. kippy

    kippy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Chicago, IL, USA
    The Borders' stores had big footprints in primo locations. I have yet to see one occupied wih another business.
  2. kippy

    kippy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Chicago, IL, USA
    Oh crap....wrong forum....but they sold videos so I am OK.
  3. One near me has been partially replaced with a golf store.
  4. scousette

    scousette Well-Known Member

    Greenbrae, CA USA
    Our local Borders location is now housing a TJ Maxx. The Borders at Stonestown Galleria in SF is Ode Books.
  5. bw

    bw Well-Known Member

    Cincinnati, OH, US
  6. scousette

    scousette Well-Known Member

    Greenbrae, CA USA
    Oh yeah-- the Borders on Powell St in SF is occupied by DSW shoes.
  7. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    My local is now a Guitar Center.
  8. Yankee8156

    Yankee8156 Forum Resident

    New York
    The one by me turned into a BAM

    On the inside, it's a lot like Borders, but not as good. More disorganized, more limited selection, and more random crap.
  9. Yankee8156

    Yankee8156 Forum Resident

    New York
    Haha....nice save.
  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes...another store moved right in.
  11. dirwuf

    dirwuf Forum Resident

    Fairfield, CT
  12. jwstl

    jwstl Well-Known Member

    St. Louis
    A couple of the local Borders are now Vintage Stock/V-Stock which sells used CDs, movies, books etc. One is about to become a Michael's (craft/hobby store).
  13. The one in Southcenter Mall near Seattle, strangely enough, seems to have become a fundamentalist church.
  14. Pureprairie1972

    Pureprairie1972 New Member

    USA Heartland
    The one in our neck of the woods is now a Books A Million too. To me it's pretty much like Borders was and they carry some new vinyl as well.
  15. maxnix

    maxnix Forum Resident

    The Borders in our downtown moved to a bigger building a few years ago. Both are still empty.
  16. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

    Bridgeport Village store has been empty sice closing. It was announced that it will become a Barnes and Noble.

  17. anthontherun

    anthontherun Forum Resident

    VA, USA
    Nope, the one I would go to all the time still has the Borders sign and some "Everything must go!" posters in the windows.
  18. The Borders at 3rd & King Streets across the street from AT&T Park here in San Francisco has become a huge bowling alley/bar & grill, co-owned by one of the Giants' star pitchers, Brian's called "Lucky Strikes"!!!:winkgrin:
  19. katstep

    katstep Forum Resident

    Do Halloween stores count? ;)
    Here in the North Bay we have the ironically named Santa Rosa Town Center (conveniently located 1.5 miles from the actual town center) that has two HUGE gaping holes where Borders and Circuit City used to be. The only thing that has filled them so far is seasonal Spirit Halloween stores. Ironic in and of itself.
  20. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

    Arcadia, Ca.
    Crown Books moved into the space w/a bunch of cut-out crap in the mall across the street.
  21. let him run...

    let him run... Forum Resident

    Colchester, VT USA
    The one in downtown Santa Barbara is now a Marshalls and the one in Goleta is soon to become a Pier-One.
  22. nesboy43

    nesboy43 Well-Known Member

    Mine is a Gold's Gym now, surprisingly.
  23. matty j

    matty j Well-Known Member

    My local is now a clothes store - TOPSHOP
  24. Joe Shlabotnik

    Joe Shlabotnik Formerly dickvin

    Cary, NC
    REI moved is in my old local Borders (the one I worked at for 14 years :( )
  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Around here, I think about half of the old Borders stores are now something else. One became 2nd and Charles, so it stayed a book store. Another will soon be a drug store.. Not sure about others...
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