Borders Closing Shop, Including Westfield Annapolis Location
News of the corporate liquidation comes months after the major chain announced it was closing other locations as part of bankruptcy protection.
Borders Books announced Tuesday that it has decided to liquidate the business and shutter its nearly 400 stores nationwide, including the store at Westfield Annapolis mall.
According to reports in The Wall Street Journal, Borders said liquidation of its remaining stores could start as soon as Friday, and it is expected to go out of business for good by the end of September.
An employee at the Westfield Annapolis store confirmed the store is closing. Other than that, there isn't much information on just how that will take place.
He said they were told to expect more information on the fate of the local store by Thursday.
A spokesman for Westfield Annapolis was unavailable for comment.
A woman from Crownsville, who said she was "on a break from work" and didn't want to be identified, said she was saddened to hear the news.
"It was just so nice to have a place to come to and browse," she said. "I'm going to miss that."