It looks like Borders has cancelled its plan to close Downtown Crossing and 50 other stores, in preparation for selling the entire chain to the highest bidder next month. The salesperson who answered the phone yesterday at Downtown Crossing says that liquidation won't start on July 1 as previously announced.
Maybe we'll be lucky and the buyer will keep it open. Meanwhile, if you have a Borders gift card or any loyalty points, you should spend them immediately.
Borders Books has added Braintree to the list of stores it is closing due to Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Borders previously announced that it would close stores on Boylston Street (Back Bay), Burlington, Peabody, and Chestnut Hill.
At least for now, Borders stores in Downtown Crossing (Washington St), CambridgeSide Galleria, Dedham, Kingston, Mansfield, Marlboro, and Methuen are to stay open as usual.