Borders on Wolf Road closing

exterior of Wolf Road Borders

It's a prime location, you gotta figure someone's going to snap up this spot.

The Capital Region's oldest Borders will close September 6, according to a company spokeswoman. She says the bookstore chain will try to find the Wolf Road staff jobs at the other area locations.

It's a shame to see this location closing. We've always liked the store, especially the central stairway with skylight. But the Borders spokeswoman tells AOA that the Wolf Road location has been "under performing expectations." Given the new store at Crossgates -- and the new Barnes & Noble next door at Colonie Center -- maybe that's not a surprise.

(Thanks for the tip, C!)

Comments

Man! That stinks! I resent having to go to the mall to get a book. Guess I will go to the least-mall-like version of a mall, the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza. Sigh.

I've been going to Market Block Books in Troy since they opened a few years ago and I don't miss the big box stores one bit.

Ah, man! That stinks! Well atleast I can still go there for the breaking dawn release party...

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past short week on AOA: + The Best Dozen took Daniel to Hannaford and, well, we think all... (more)

Today's moment of winter

A cold, blustery afternoon at Capital Hills. (Otto didn't seem to mind. Of course, he was also wearing a fantastic fur coat.)... (more)

"One hand washes the other, and everyone winds up dirty."

Over at WNYC, Andrea Bernstein looks into the slush funds -- some $200 million, unaccounted for publicly -- that the governor, state Senate majority leader,... (more)

The Capital Region's vehicle arteries

Map gawking: Check out this map of traffic volumes on major roads around the Capital Region. It's like an angiogram of the area's vehicle arteries.... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

One more weekend until they let the groundhog loose in Punxsutawney. Regardless of whether the little rodent sees his shadow we're in the middle of... (more)

Recent Comments

All of these articles make me stabby. I don't think the condescending tone is so faint. It's more like, "Isn't it amazing that people managed to live in this uncultured place before we discovered it and caused a demand for artisanal cheese?" ...

It won't be the site of the Albany convention center, so what will it be?

...has 11 comments, most recently from Dan

A check list for Upstate Place/Rust Belt City is the new Brooklyn articles

...has 17 comments, most recently from Lee

The Capital Region's vehicle arteries

...has 2 comments, most recently from Jay

Day trip: Glens Falls

...has 13 comments, most recently from Ellen C Butz

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jordan