The Fox Point Borders at the River Point Shopping Village will be closed by the end of April.
Borders has filed for bankruptcy and will close 200 stores throughout the nation, about 30 percent of their stores. They plan to eliminate "under-performing" locations in hopes of shifting those funds into others that may still survive. A full list of closings can be found here.
According to a press release issued today, Border's said that the closings are not related to the employees, but the economy.
"The company emphasized that the closings were a reflection of economic conditions, cost structures and viability of locations, among other factors, and not on the dedication and productivity of the workforce in these stores," the release read.
The upper level has a large selection of fiction and non-fictions titles, as well as audiobooks, magazines and newspapers, and a large area of children's books. On the lower level is a selection of music and DVDs.
Also on the lower level is a coffee bar, featuring a variety of coffee drinks as well as hot chocolate, tea, Italian sodas and other drinks. The coffee bar also occasionally features live music preformed by local artists.
"I am very sad about the Fox Point store closing. The most important store in the shopping center. Now I have to go back to Bayshore to Barnes and Noble or to Mequon or Shorewood. This is a big loss!" said Barb Jacobs, a Fox Point resident.