Sep 4, 2012

A Dumb Question on the Borders Space

OK, maybe there's no such thing as a dumb question (or is it dumb idea). But let's do some soul searching regarding the fate of the former Border Books space on Broadway at the Spa'aaaaaaa.

The Old Tenant: a large retail bookstore, which was the classic example of a 'creative destruction' victim, complete with a business model out of date with the modern mega forces of  global competition and the trend towards the digital delivery of e-books and the gleaming of desired information via the internet.

The Possible New Tenant (as in the one that seems to have the whole community mobilized to do everything it can to convince it to locate on this site): a large retail bookstore.

What am I missing here??????


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The "select' party that was given to the Morrow family of Northshire Books was laughable -- never saw any of those mention in the TT 'social' column - ever make an appearance at Borders - Lyrical Ballad or Barnes and Noble. Are they looking for investors ?

Northshire was in financial trouble a few years back...adding a second location...well, we'll see.

We have been shopping and attending events at Northshire for 20 years - would love to see them in Saratoga - but have some doubts.