WEATHER »

Borders Bites the Dust


The Borders bookstore at the corner of State and Canon Perdido streets will close on 1/7, leaving more than 30 employees out of work and vacating one of the most prominent storefronts in Santa Barbara. The national book retailer is citing the economy as a reason, and the Santa Barbara closure is just one of many nationwide. The company, however, did reportedly find a replacement to take over its long-term lease. The 38,000-square-foot retail was sold in April for $10 million to an affiliate of SIMA Corporation. Company spokesperson Mary Davis said Borders’ Goleta store is doing well and the company will focus its energy and efforts on beefing up sales at that location.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

UCSB Strikes for the Climate

Students join worldwide youth action for their future.

City Bed Tax Bounces Back

Losses from Thomas Fire's effect on lodging being erased.

Drought Is Officially Over, County Declares

Yet officials say a water shortage remains.

Muslim Students Organize Vigil for New Zealand Victims

Attack that killed 51 people described as “act of pure evil and terrorism” by UCSB students.

News Commentary: Death Penalty Shouts and Whispers

Governor's reprieve has little effect in Santa Barbara, except in the Han case.