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Old 12-12-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Just came from B&N bookstore at Westside and found out it will close on December 31st. Not because of lack of business either! There lease is up and will not be renewed. I hear a furniture store is moving in. Which one? I have no idea!
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:04 PM
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Good to see economically unsustainable bricks&mortar crap closing....even the greenies should be pleased to see the eyesores and the annoying traffic dissipate

Intellectually curious learn and think via reading stuff on Net or Kindle, etc anyway...bookstores/libraries are stuff of Luddites

Much work/business chat occurs online, not at a physical office (again, why traffic is such a non-issue in highly productive corridors like SiliconValley or LA's Westside)
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:15 AM
 
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Just came from B&N bookstore at Westside and found out it will close on December 31st. Not because of lack of business either! There lease is up and will not be renewed. I hear a furniture store is moving in. Which one? I have no idea!
With a furniture store moving in, at least there won't be further complaints there about a lack of chairs...
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Good to see economically unsustainable bricks&mortar crap closing....even the greenies should be pleased to see the eyesores and the annoying traffic dissipate

Intellectually curious learn and think via reading stuff on Net or Kindle, etc anyway...bookstores/libraries are stuff of Luddites

Much work/business chat occurs online, not at a physical office (again, why traffic is such a non-issue in highly productive corridors like SiliconValley or LA's Westside)
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Traffic a non-issue on LA"s Westside? Especially near the 10/405 interchange? ROTFLMAO!

Last edited by Count David; 12-13-2011 at 03:51 AM.. Reason: rude
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Good to see economically unsustainable bricks&mortar crap closing....even the greenies should be pleased to see the eyesores and the annoying traffic dissipate

Intellectually curious learn and think via reading stuff on Net or Kindle, etc anyway...bookstores/libraries are stuff of Luddites

Much work/business chat occurs online, not at a physical office (again, why traffic is such a non-issue in highly productive corridors like SiliconValley or LA's Westside)
LOL, Barnes and Noble leaving should really clear up the traffic congestion...
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Intellectually curious learn and think via reading stuff on Net or Kindle, etc anyway...bookstores/libraries are stuff of Luddites
A cursory review of the typical fare available on the net for the "curious" may reveal that the above statement is, if anything, backwards. The Luddite Nation thanks you for your support.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Just came from B&N bookstore at Westside and found out it will close on December 31st.
Just hope that won't be the same fate for Vromans in Pasadena eventually. One negative about B & N: their employees do not seem to have the knowledge one would expect from a person employed at a book store.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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One negative about B & N: their employees do not seem to have the knowledge one would expect from a person employed at a book store.
Chainstore stuff. Wouldn't expect a McDonald's employee to know a heck of a lot about food, either.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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On a related note, what ended up moving into the various Borders stores? In particular the big one in Torrance near Hawthorne Blvd. I used to love going to that place.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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The Borders stores by me are still empty.
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