Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bye, bye Borders!

From the Times Ledger:

One of the keystone businesses at The Shops at Atlas Park has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Borders, which occupies a prominent space at the shops, at 80-00 Cooper Ave., announced Monday it will begin the process of liquidation.

The collapse of the book-selling giant will eliminate roughly 11,000 jobs at roughly 400 stores and will be the final chapter for the store in Queens, even though the Atlas Park site avoided a similar fate earlier this year.

In February, Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed 200 stores around the country, but The Shops at Atlas Park was spared.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maverick will put in walmart as soon as the one in East NY gets the blue light from Bloomie. It's in the bag.

Anonymous said...

Was at Borders in Atlas Park on Saturday afternoon...there are huge GOING OUT OF BUSINESS signs in the window...it looks like this Borders is also closing...everythign inside was on sale and the place was a huge mess (and had limited A/C)

Anonymous said...

So, who needs books?

Our politicians prefer Queensites ignorant and isolated!

LOL....
maybe "Borders" can move into "Sky View Center" in Flushing and have a second chance at going bust.

It's about to become a ghost town just like "Atlas Park" is quickly becoming.

Anonymous said...

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear!

Atlas park is Hemerdenger's folly!

It was thrust into the middle of a working class nabe in an attempt to "upgrade" it.

It seems we're forever trying to ruin good solid nabes by "upgrading" them, just because some wannabee real estate mogul wants to get super rich overnight.

The earnest, salt of the earth, hard working folk of the area have no time for frivolous pursuits like waltzing through booksellers' stalls.

They're looking for bargain shopping!

Aren't we all these days....considering the poor state of our economy?

LOL...perhaps filling Atlas Park with 99 cent stores, a few peep shows, and a couple of beer gardens might bring it back to life.

Maybe Dennis Gallagher will even open up a franchise selling his collection of smut there too.

Caution:
Don't bend over to picked up your dropped change in his shop.

Anonymous said...

"Was at Borders in Atlas Park on Saturday afternoon...there are huge GOING OUT OF BUSINESS signs in the window...it looks like this Borders is also closing"

Dickhead

Joe said...

Our politicians prefer Queensites ignorant and isolated!
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You got it !
A dumb society is an easily controlled easy to fool society. Queens schools and public library's have become nothing more then taxpayer subsidized babysitting services for the offspring of illegal immigrants.

Take the "new and improved" Ridgewood public library. It looks more like a noisy cafeteria with games, DVDs, movies and Polish porn on computers.
The beautiful hand crafted oak woodwork, books and character are all gone.
They even tossed the JHS 93 yearbooks and Ridgewood Times archives as if to erase everybody and Ridgewoods history.
The woman running the place is an immigrant ass who could care less about our heritage

Juan Mann said...

Yes! No more Borders!

Viva la Raza!

Reconquista forever!

Oh, this is a thread about a bookstore?

Yo no leo libros!

CntrySigns said...

its really a shame. My husband and I went there 4-5 times a month and knew a lot of the staff. It hurt so much to see the place so crowded with vultures looking for a deal yesterday. I wish it was half as crowded before this, maybe they wouldn't be closing now. The deals they are giving now are really no different than the email deals they have always done.

fonso said...

Yes reconquista la voz de aztlan !
bloomberg and Obama peoples are going to sign the papers before all the racist archie bonkers throw them out.
we get free houses food and voting right too !

Anonymous said...

the only borders we should be concerned about is keeping the chinese from taking over northeast queens and having there dogs shit on our lawns and church vans with power tools& construction materials from parking on residential street, and claiming every apartment,house as a f66king church. keep the borders closed off around them

Anonymous said...

>>the only borders we should be concerned about is keeping the chinese from taking over northeast queens and having there dogs shit on our lawns and church vans with power tools& construction materials from parking on residential street, and claiming every apartment,house as a f66king church. keep the borders closed off around them

My dog and I had the best dumps of our lives - thank you.

Anonymous said...

Daily News article had much better info about mall rezoning proposal

Anonymous said...

Yeah, upscale,that's why we have the Q45 stopping in front!Talk about an underused bus line.Cut it back..........