Borders on Peachtree Street at Brookwood Place to close

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UPDATE (Jan. 25): Aveda Institute to open at Brookwood Place in Borders space

Borders Books and Music will close their Brookwood Place location.

An employee at the book retailer located at 1745 Peachtree Street NE confirms Borders will shutter at the end of February.

The bookstore is currently offering 20 percent off as an “everything must go sale.” That figure is expected to rise as the closing dates nears, according to that same employee.

The bookstore sits between two other Borders stores, one in Midtown and the other in Buckhead, each with bigger selections of merchandise.

Borders opened at Brookwood Place in 2003 as one of the original tenants.

The development is anchored by Kroger and other tenants include Spa Sydell and Viking cooking school and store.

Other recent closures at the development include Wolfgang Puck Express (now Baroni), Taurus restaurant, Swoozie’s and The Art Store.

Borders will keep their Buckhead location open, located just up the road at 3637 Peachtree Rd NE in the Buckhead Triangle Shopping Center.

Borders Books and Music
1745 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

(Photo credit: www.visitannarbor.org)

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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JoeATL
9 years ago

Not even former President George Bush and his lovely wife Laura could safe this store… They held a book tour stop at this location in December 2010.

Harry
9 years ago

Sorry, Joe that was at the real Buckhead one.

Simon
9 years ago

Sad. I was in Dunwoody today and saw that their Perimeter Village store has also closed.

Leon
9 years ago

Time to get me some books…

9 years ago

Surprised by this post without context about Borders nationwide situation. Borders is currently restructuring and most analysts expect them to declare bankruptcy within the month. Borders is currently way behind on payments to publishers and some book distributors have ceased deliveries. Borders has responded by directing the books it can get to its highest performing stores to boost profitability before an asset sale. So, the closing of Borders at Brookwood is part of a larger story; that should be reflected in any post about the closing of a single location.

Darin
9 years ago

Well that didn’t take long — the space already has a new tenant in the Aveda Institute: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2011/01/25/aveda-institute-to-take-borders-space.html

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