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Commack Borders To Close

Store among two LI locations to shut its doors as part of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy agreement.

's Commack location will shut its doors, according to the provisions of the company's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing.

The filing, which was placed Wednesday morning in New York Bankruptcy Court's Southern District, will protect the company from creditors while it restructures. As part of the plan, the chain will close 200 of its 642 stores, including the location and Westbury store on Long Island.

"Borders Group does not have the capital resources it needs to be a viable competitor and which are essential for it to move forward with its business strategy," Borders president Mike Edwards said in a statement.

Customers can still redeem coupons and gift certificates at Borders.com or in stores.

A call placed to Borders Wednesday afternoon was not immediately returned.

It is not yet clear when the store will officially close or whether employees will be placed at other long Island locations.

This announcement marks the second major business closing in Commack in as many days, as news broke Tuesday that would be in the coming months.

Dawn-Marie Bailey February 16, 2011 at 07:38 PM
This is horrible news. I LOVE this store. It is so much nicer, and cheaper than Barnes and Noble down the road. This is not good for our neighborhood and community. :(
Mindy E February 16, 2011 at 07:39 PM
I am upset about the Borders store in Commack closing. I do not order many books online. I like to go and browse at the store and have gone with my kids to read and relax. It is a place you can buy books, cds, videos and relax in the cafe. It is a shame that this store has to close and my family will miss it.
dixon righter February 16, 2011 at 08:32 PM
I think it will harm other business in the immediate area. There are enough empty stores now in our area
CommackMom February 17, 2011 at 05:00 AM
That makes three empty stores in that shopping center - Borders, Charlie Brown's and LNT. How about we bulldoze the property and build a drive-in movie theatre, an indoor movie theatre and a roller rink/flea market. Think it would work?
Kara D. Karter February 17, 2011 at 05:19 AM
Pretty devastated about this, not gonna lie. I go to this Borders at least once a week. :(
rori gordon February 17, 2011 at 04:25 PM
Borders, Pathmark, Linens and Things, Sushi Park, Charlie Browns, the store next to Bed Bath and Beyond and half the shopping center on Commack Road and Jericho Turnpike where Blockbuster video (they are next) is empty! What is happening to Commack? If these big box stores are going down and there are vacancies in every other shopping center in Commack where are we headed? The president keeps assuring us the economy is getting better. Is it me? I just do not see it, and I so feel for the little store front mom and pop shops. The commercial landlords are overextended on there mortgages which was the next to follow after the housing market. It appears to be very grim as Commack is considered to be a fairly stable area.
Cathy February 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM
These corporations are experiencing what the small businesses on long island have known for the last couple of years, the economy is not doing well and trying to maintain a commercial space, employees, taxes, and all that goes with having a business is pretty much becoming impossible.
chefcristo March 13, 2011 at 03:51 PM
refer to dawn-marie's comments about borders' closing: :( :(.....i could't agree more! HINT, HINT...BORDERS' CORPORATE OFFICE: WRITE OR CALL. "I WANT MY BORDERS BACK IN COMMACK." IF ENOUGH OF OUR "COMMACKIANS" HOUND THIS BIG BUSINESS, MAYBE BORDERS' CEO, CFO ...AND OTHER BORDERS' "O'S" WILL GET THE PICTURE AND REALIZE HOW MUCH WE SUPPORT AND ENJOY THIS STORE. REMEMBER THE LINES AT THE REGISTERS AT HOLIDAY SEASONS? AND THE CAFE WAS NEVER WANTING FOR CUSTOMERS. WE WANT YOU BACK!
Alex April 09, 2011 at 08:48 PM
I was just there, and at Pathmark. Both stores are extremely empty.

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