U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-24-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
5,218 posts, read 7,960,208 times
Reputation: 3219
The Border's in Oak Park is still open, but I have no doubt the entire chain will eventually shut down.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-24-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
5,209 posts, read 2,866,178 times
Reputation: 1415
blame the Ipad and Kindle....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL USA
2,460 posts, read 3,081,675 times
Reputation: 1329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesse69 View Post
Borders - Uptown, North Ave, Clark & Diversey, and Water Tower closed. I was surprised Clark & Diversey and Water Tower closed, I thought those were profitable locations. Too bad, I should have gone to the closeout book sales there too.
I'd heard for several years that the Clark/Diversey store was "underperforming". I also heard as far back as a couple years ago that the Michigan Avenue store was slated to close.

I think the problem is that people browse at Borders, then buy on Amazon where they can get it cheaper and avoid paying sales tax, so even with the shipping charges they come out ahead.

I myself am very sad at the Clark/Diversey store closing and at the fact that I will never again sit on the second-floor windowsill on the Clark side and read there. That store was a favorite hangout of mine for the past fifteen years... and now it's gone. Such is life.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2011, 02:46 PM
 
5,194 posts, read 4,288,115 times
Reputation: 4528
The Borders on Michigan was almost a staple for me, as a tourist from Boston; they had a very large selection of "Image of America" books about various Chicago neighborhoods/ethnic groups, and I used to buy one during almost every visit ( and then stop in the Nestle's Store nearby for some cookies/brownies). Now, my incentive to spend any time on Michigan Ave has been diminished...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:21 PM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top