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Tag Archives: Borders

Hey look! It’s a halloween store in an old bookstore in August!

Spirit Halloween Store North Hills

It’s August and you know what that means: Halloween stores in ex-bookstores! That’s right, Pittsburgh… don’t miss your chance to visit old booksellers around tahn to buy cheap, environmentally unfriendly, sweatshop-made costumes 3 months before the wildly important Evening of All Hallows! Get your seasonal splurging on now so you can start preparing for Christmas ornaments in September! While you’re ...

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PetSmart to Open in East Side Borders

PetSmart is coming soon to East Side

What is more boring than 12,000 square feet of empty commercial space? A store that isn’t needed. PetSmart is gearing up to open a new location in the bottom level of the bankrupt Borders in East Side. It isn’t needed, and we implore you not to shop there. …Because there are already two fantastic, locally owned pet stores within a ...

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Pittsburgh Needs Bookstores, Not Halloween Costumes

Lower half of Borders Eastside turned into a temporary Halloween store. Boring.

When holiday stores start filling up vacant commercial space in areas like East Liberty and South Side, that’s when you start to realize the roles of suburb and city are being reversed. For example, Halloween stores, which were once restricted to towns like Monroeville and Ross Park, are now occupying two former big box bookstores inside the city limits. East ...

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Borders Eastside Becomes “Fleeting Pages” May 7

Fleeting Pages takes over the old Borders in Eastside for one month

Pop-up Indie Bookseller Fleeting Pages will re-open the doors at the empty Borders on Penn Circle South in East Liberty at 10am on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Fleeting Pages will sell independently published material of all stripes, as well as host writing workshops, literary readings and other events. Per their website, Fleeting Pages will take over “a space, left empty ...

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East Side Borders Closing, Bookstore Bankrupt

Borders in East Side closing due to bankruptcy

Borders officially filed for bankruptcy and they are closing about 30% of their stores. The East Side Borders is one of those 200 stores scheduled to close. Pittsburgh is losing bookstores left and right. First Barnes and Noble, then the much-loved Joseph-Beth Booksellers closed twice, and now, the last remaining big box bookstore in the city, Borders in East Liberty. ...

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