It appears that the Borders store in North Raleigh's Six Forks Station will be the one stand-alone Borders store to survive the retailer's bankruptcy filing.
The company announced thsi morning that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and would be closing about 30 percent of its stores "in the next several weeks." A list posted on the Borders website dedicated to the closure includes four Triangle locations as being among the affected stores.
The stores in Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill and the store at 404 E. Six Forks Road in Raleigh will all close. The only other North Carolina store on the list is located in Greensboro.
Locally, that will leave just the North Raleigh store at 8825 N. Six Forks Road in Six Forks Station and the Borders store at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
According to the Borders press release this morning, "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."