What's Next: Borders Books

The Redmond Town Center storefront has been vacant for nearly a year. What would you like to see occupy this space?

It's been almost a year since Borders .

Today, the large Redmond Town Center storefront sits vacant, awaiting a new tenant. 

"Retail is all about what’s new and fresh, and we look forward to the opportunity to bring a compelling new retail concept to Redmond Town Center," Steven Chaffee, a senior manager at the town center, told Redmond Patch when Borders moved out.

What do you think the most "compelling" option would be for this space? A new bookstore? A big-name retailer? Something completely different?

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Caitlin Moran June 29, 2012 at 04:59 AM
I too would love having a Nordstrom in Redmond, Carissa, but like you say, I have a feeling it might be too small of a space. Perhaps a Nordstrom Rack could work...?
Annie Archer June 29, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Yes, a Nordstrom Rack!
Peter H June 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Sorry to sound like a nerd, but I'd like to see a decent computer hardware store. Why do we need to haul ourselves all they way down the exit 5 to Fry's when we need a replacement disk drive. I mean this is Redmond after all, home of a certain software company!
Peter H June 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Or if not that, they should bring back the old Gold Class cinema, the one before the iPic remodel -- the one with the huge seats!
Louise Marley June 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I would really, really, really like to see another bookstore. We're a fairly sizable city, and we have NO bricks-and-mortar store for new books! Third Place is a great suggestion (thanks, Gretchen). I also daydream about University Books coming in. Or how about--gasp--Redmond Books & Music? With a space for readings and performances and meetings and . . . Well, I said I was daydreaming.


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