Monday, March 4, 2013
The company said the business will be retail.
Now that Book Rack is closed for good (their last day was Saturday), Regency Centers is currently in negotiations to lease the space for retail. April Laney said the company is hoping to come to an agreement by the end of the month. During negotiations, Laney said the owners have asked for the information about their plans to remain confidential until they reach an agreement. Tell Us: What retail store would you like to see at the Manchester Boulevard plaza? Tell us in the comments. Keep up with Kingstowne business news by signing up for our newsletter. Learn more here!
Friday, March 1, 2013
What would you like to see at the Book Rack location?
Book Rack owner David Ek recently said that with online sales and popular e-readers ruling the book world, Book Rack isn't making much of a profit. Because of this, Ek will close Book Rack for good Saturday. The store has been in the plaza on Manchester Boulevard since 1993 and has had two previous owners before Ek. The bookstore is currently having a sale in an attempt to sell all of its inventory before closing. It's located between Baskin-Robbins and Manchester Bagel. What would you like to see in the Book Rack retail space after it closes? Tell us in the comments below.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
With Book Rack on Manchester Boulevard closing, Kingstowne residents are in need of a store for those who still enjoy reading traditional books.
Unfortunately, Kingstowne's beloved store Book Rack will close its doors for good this Saturday, and local residents who enjoy traditional books will be without a locally owned bookstore to purchase books by their favorite authors. Book Rack was a sanctuary for book lovers and will be very hard to replace. However, for those of you who still purchase and read traditional books, there are some well-known chains nearby that you can visit to assuage your book-loving needs. To fulfill your reading desires, stop by Barnes & Noble in Springfield located at 6646 Loisdale Road or in Alexandria at 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Although B&N lacks the homey feel of Book Rack, it makes up for it in its wide selection of books, helpful and skilled …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
With e-readers and online sales becoming the new normal, owner David Ek has decided to close up shop.
Saturday will be the last day of business for local book store Book Rack on Manchester Boulevard. The store is currently selling all its inventory at 75 percent off the cover prices in an attempt to sell everything in the store by Saturday. The store has been in the plaza since 1993, and as had three owners. Current owner, David Ek, has owned the store for almost three years. Ek said book sales are down and the rent for the space recently increased. "With rent and sales going down, it was not really providing a real profit," Ek said. With many of his customers receiving e-readers for Christmas in 2010, Ek said book sales just haven't been the same even though some customers still balance their desire for traditional books and reading on …