Saturday, June 23, 2012
Readers provided many suggestions, and we used them to create a poll.
On June 13, we asked readers what they'd like to see in the vacant Borders Bookstore in Severance Town Center. We received a lot of great suggestions, which we have used to create a poll. So tell us, what do you want to see in the empty space? Take our poll below.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
What would you like to see in the space at Severance Town Center?
The old Borders in Severance Town Center is still vacant. According to an article published in The Plain Dealer Sept. 7, 2010, the store opened in February 2000 and shuttered Oct. 2, 2010. Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley said the company that owns Severance, Pine Tree Commercial Realty, LLC, is optimistic that something will fill the space soon, but for now we want your ideas. If you could pick a store or restaurant, what would it be? Do you have other suggestions for the property? Tell us your choice in the comments below. If we receive a lot, we'll collect them all and republish them with a poll. PREVIOUS VISIONS FOR VACANCIES: Visions for Vacancies: What Should Replace Walmart? Visions for Vacancies: Mirage Studio Visions for …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Borders and Joseph-Beth Books left the market, e-books dominate and bookstores adjust.
Independent booksellers like Suzanne DeGaetano didn’t exactly do a jig when larger competitors left the market twice in the past year and a half. DeGaetano’s Cleveland Heights-based Mac’s Backs gained customers following the closures of Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lyndhurst and a Borders location in Beachwood, but the avid reader and business supporter in her couldn’t allow the co-owner to rejoice. “It’s really kind of a tragedy when a big room of books is no longer there,” she said. “We know people in the publishing industry, and it’s bad for them because a lot of people got their jobs cut. A lot of books aren’t being sold now.” Borders, once the country’s second-largest bookseller, closed last summer. It employed about 10,700 people. At …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Cleveland Heights resident wrote part inspirational story, part business manual
A Beachwood Borders employee and Cleveland Heights resident got his book published just in time for the store's liquidation, reports the Sun Press. Joseph Zitt, 52, wrote 19th Nervous Breakdown: Making Human Connections in the Landscape of Commerce, published by Black Angel Press. The book is about his and his co-workers' experiences working at Borders and will be available to buy online even after Borders closes its doors. Read the full article at Cleveland.com.