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Offline sl

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2014, 08:24:28 PM »
A Barnes and Noble bookstore would be nice.

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2014, 08:55:08 PM »
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a bookstore would be cool, but a BN seems unlikely since they're closing pretty much every location they can, including here in queens...

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2014, 09:36:15 PM »
Are they closing the Bayside one? That would be a shame. I would love any kind of bookstore, but they seem to be a dying breed.

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2014, 08:01:01 AM »
Are they closing the Bayside one? That would be a shame. I would love any kind of bookstore, but they seem to be a dying breed.

The store in Fresh Meadows is closing by the end of this year.

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2014, 10:15:58 AM »
I wrote a piece a few months ago about retailer downsizing....along with radio shack and staples, BN was at the top (bottom) of the list. they plan to get rid of one-third of their locations by 2020, and are closing about 10 per month around the US.

while I prefer indie stores - I could practically live in the Strand - barnes and noble has always been reliable as a place to go when I needed to find a specific book.

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Offline Lilybell

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2015, 11:56:50 AM »
Wow, I had no idea that Patel Brothers is a 53-store chain!  I thought there was just one.

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2015, 12:56:39 PM »
Wow, I had no idea that Patel Brothers is a 53-store chain!  I thought there was just one.

And Barnes & Noble is closing their store in Forest Hills. If they can't sell books in Forest Hills ... yikes.

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2015, 01:36:13 PM »
they probably can still sell books, just not enough to withstand constant rent increases.

apples and oranges, admittedly, but i work near Pearl River Mart, which has been a favorite housewares/asian product store for decades. they currently pay $100,000 per month for their space, and the landlord just upped it to $500,000 per month. per MONTH. they're closing up shop after 40-some years.

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2015, 02:21:06 PM »
I mean, the rent can't help, but Barnes & Noble is losing money everywhere, not just in NYC. Big box bookstores can't make money in a world where people come in and hang out there and then make most of their purchases on Amazon.

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Re: 74th Street mystery
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2015, 03:05:23 PM »
true, and on the bright side, the space could hold three, maybe four, banks.

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