Barnes & Noble is closing one of its three Queens stores by the end of the year, officials said.
The book megastore, located near St. John’s University in Fresh Meadows, could not negotiate a new lease for its Union Turnpike digs.
“We had discussions with the property owner to try to structure a lease extension but were not able to come to an agreement,” said David Deason, Barnes & Noble vice president of development.
The big-box store opened 10 years ago. Local residents have heard rumors the site will be transformed into a T.J. Maxx clothing store.