Borders Group - WikipediaThe Palo Alto Borders was my psychogeographical center. It seems strange to say that of a store, never mind an outlet of a giant and mostly uniform chain, but there was nowhere else I was so free to grow up. If you drive West on University Avenue in Palo Alto, California past the downtown area, you will pass under the train tracks, over El Camino, and onto picturesque Palm Drive and the grassy expanse of Stanford University. The Home Depot and the day laborers waiting outside stay on the other side of the bridge, but if you walk up University heading East, before exiting Porsche and Ferrari territory, you can see the hulking blue Ikea rising across eight lanes of traffic. The Borders Books on University Avenue at the geographic middle of this whole mess, has been housed in the former Varsity Theatre since at least , when I first saw it. Today, the signs look archaeological. Borders is joining The Varsity in the past.
Borders Books Music and Cafe Careers and Employment
This entry refers to a departed business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only. Borders Books, Music, Cafe was the largest bookstore in the city, located downtown in the Davis Commons. The store opened in They had a Seattle's Best coffee shop with ample studying space, although using it for studying was not recommended by many due to the crowded nature and the occasionally enforced time limit on tables. The cafes were managed and operated by Borders employees.
Borders Books, Music & Cafe—Scarsdale (CLOSED)
Borders Inc. Beginning in early , and continuing over the next few years, cafes currently located within Borders stores will be converted to SBC cafes.
Borders Group, Inc. In its final year, the company employed about 19, people throughout the U. At the beginning of , the company operated Borders superstores in the US. The company also operated stores in the Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment, including Waldenbooks , Borders Express, Borders airport stores, and Borders Outlet stores. In February , Borders applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and began liquidating of its stores in the United States. Despite a purchase offer from the private equity firm Najafi Companies, Borders was not able to find a buyer acceptable to its creditors before its July bidding deadline, so it began liquidating its remaining retail outlets, with the last remaining stores closing their doors in September. By the end of December , Borders employed an estimated 1, across its U.