Borders is in the process of closing down 200 of their 500 Borders book stores across the country including at least 15 Borders stores in Florida. I am sad to see that the Borders in Aventura has already closed, and the Borders on Sunrise Boulevard next to the Sawgrass Mills Malls is closing down as well.You can find a full list of the Borders store closings at the Borders.com
The 15 Borders stores in Florida which have closed or will close in the near future includes:
Borders, 2240 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale (Gallaria Mall) 954.566.6335
Borders, 880 W. State Road 436, Alamonte Springs 407.772.0411
Borders, 2020 Town Center Blvd., Brandon 813.661.5734
Borders, 2683 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater 727.723.2300
Borders, Gulf Coast Town Center 10037 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers 239.267.1155
Borders: 6837 Newberry Road, Gainesville 352.331.2722
Borders, 8801 Southside Blvd., Ste. 10, Jacksonville 904.519.6500
Borders, 3066 NW Federal Hwy, Jensen Beach 772.692.0667
Borders, 10600 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 600, Naples 239.596.7199
Borders, 9441W. Colonial Drive, Ocooe 407.532.2269
Borders, 1051W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando 407.826.8912
Borders, 8285 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo407.977.3385
Borders, 3800 S.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941.366.7970
Borders, 909 Dale Mabry, Tampa 813.874.5722
Borders, 12500 N Dale Mabry, Tampa 813.265.8455
I went to the Borders on Sunrise Boulevard in Plantation (next to the Sawgrass Mills Mall) yesterday, and they were having a three day close-out sale. It did not state whether or not this was the end of the store, and the Borders employees could not give out any information.
To find out whether or not your local Borders store has closed, give them a call. This is what I did, and I managed to use my last Borders Bucks before they left my part of South Florida. While the Borders closing in Plantation accepted Borders Bucks, they do not accept any Borders coupons.
Most fiction books including bargain books at 50 percent off.
Biographies 70 percent off
Politic books 70 percent off
Reference books 50 - 60 percent off
DVDs 50 percent off
Audiobooks 50 percent off
There were still lots of books left, but there were also many empty shelves, and the percentage off is of the list price.
Although it seems like Borders are leaving Florida, there are still a few Borders stores left for now. You can find them in:
358 San Lorenzo Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
2212 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
9205 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33156
11401 NW 12th Street Suite 512
Miami, FL 33172
Miami International Airport
Central Terminal, 2nd Floor, 6F2005
Miami, FL 33166
Orlando Int'l Airport
9331D Airport Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827
Panama City Beach:
15575 Starfish Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
9409 US Highway 19
Port Richey, FL 34668
6999 Tyrone Square
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
1302 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32301
600 North Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
If you have a closing Borders store nearby make sure to give them a call. The close-out sale at the Borders on Sunrise Boulevard in Plantation is having the above mentioned-sale this week Monday 4/4 to Wednesday 4/6, and they are selling everything down to used file folders. Although the sale is supposed to end on Wednesday, it may continue afterward if there is inventory left, so make sure to give them a call.