Thursday, September 1, 2016

Legacy West Announces New Barnes & Noble Concept Store - Press Release

Panzer's trip into the Catosphere today took him to the Book Business site. There our traveling kitty boy found some news about Barnes and Noble.

Couple of drinks. Read a book. Right.
According to a post at Book Business, Legacy West said in a press release yesterday that in March 2017 Barnes and Noble is opening one of their new concept stores in the Legacy West development in Plano, Texas.

Panzer says, "Yes, kittens, this is one of those stores with the restaurant that serves alcohol to increase your reading pleasure."

Note: This is a l-o-n-g post, because in addition to the actual announcement of the store opening there is an explanation of Barnes and Noble's business history and a description of Legacy West plans. Bring a thermos of tea and two muffins to read today's entire reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Barnes and Noble


  1. This is going in up the street from us a few miles away and I think it will fail as a bookstore. The company has continued to cut their book inventory in the Plano stores to less than half of the total store merchandise. I have quit going to their stores here--even with one across the street from my apartment--because of this. If they want to be a bookstore, they really need to have books to sell.

  2. When I saw Plano as the location I wondered if it would be near you.

    From what I know about the B&N store near me, the manager says they want to be a fun location. That's a place to meet with your family and friends. They have to get rid of books to make room for a place to eat. As Panzer says "A couple of drinks. Read a book. Right." It doesn't make sense to me.

  3. And that same idea was why they had coffee shops that they later leased out to Starbucks.

    No, this whole deal makes zero sense to me. I suspect they paid some consultant agency a ton of money to come up with ideas.