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Plainfield Barnes & Noble Store to Close

Bookstore will close by end of year, company says.

A dispute over the cost of rent is the apparent cause of the demise of Plainfield’s Barnes & Noble store.

A rep for the company this week confirmed that the store will close by the end of the year after the bookseller was unable to work out a new lease agreement with its landlord.

Shoppers at the location, open for more than a decade, were greeted this week by large signs advertising a storewide clearance sale.

Without elaborating, Barnes & Noble Vice President of Development David Deason issued a statement on the store closing.

“We worked diligently with the property owner to work out an agreement that would allow us to keep the store open; unfortunately we were unable to reach an economic agreement,” Deason said.

The store is located in the Kensington Center development, which is anchored by a Target store and home to retailers including Maurice’s, Dress Barn and GameStop.

Edwards Realty Company, which manages the property, did not respond to Patch’s request for comment.

Cattlehauler November 29, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Oh I bet Oswego has plenty of affordable retail rental space in which B&N can name their price.....
Jane Enviere November 29, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Aww, our kids loved going to that store! : (
Pat Dunn November 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
This is a great store - I will be sorry to see it close. I also think Oswego would be a great place for them to locate.
Katra Knoernschild November 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM
"B&N can name their price" - doubtful. Doubtful. Business comes to Oswego, because it's Oswego, don't you know. Unless you are a Pizza Parlor. When is that opening again?
Jill Benzaquen December 03, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Sad to hear this news. I loved having this store so close to home. We visit it regularly.

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