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By adamg - 7/23/11 - 3:01 pm

Last chapter at Borders

Matthew I. framed the scene at the Downtown Crossing Borders yesterday.

By adamg - 7/22/11 - 9:31 am

Soon, no more comfy chairs. Photo by John Keith.Soon, no more comfy chairs. Photo by John Keith. More photos.

By Ron Newman - 6/22/11 - 8:19 am

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.

By Ron Newman - 6/9/11 - 10:11 am

After seeing the rumor posted on Twitter and LiveJournal, I just now phoned the store to confirm. Liquidators are taking over the store on July 1. The store was unable to renegotiate its lease with the landlord under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

By Ron Newman - 3/18/11 - 7:30 pm

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.

By Ron Newman - 2/16/11 - 12:10 pm

Borders Books, which filed for bankruptcy protection this morning, will close its Back Bay and Wayside Commons (Burlington) stores, according to this list on the Wall Street Journal website.

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