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Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that Manhattan's epic Upper West Side Barnes & Noble store will be closing in January, the South Beach, San Francisco, Borders has also announced its impending closure—on October 16.
"Borders is the highest-profile business to leave the area, although there are other empty storefronts below The Beacon condominiums," writes the SF Chronicle.
Last year, all Borders stores in the UK closed shop. Earlier this season, Borders laid off 100 employees at its Tennessee distribution center and downsized its Ann Arbor headquarters.
· Borders to close San Francisco store [GalleyCat]
· Barnes & Noble UWS shop to close this January [Racked NY]
· Another bowling alley in SoMa? [Curbed SF]