stonestown borders escapes doom

whether or not you’re happy your little local borders will remain open despite the chain’s bankruptcy filing and resultant closures around town, if you live in the outside lands you should be annoyed (and not surprised) that most media outlets ignored this little factoid.

in their coverage, both ktvu and the chronicle focused on closures elsewhere in the city, and even went so far as to mention locations on the peninsula and in the south bay which will also survive the restructuring.

i have mixed feelings about borders as a chain, and this location in particular; nothing especially negative, nothing especially sentimental. it occurred to me over the holiday season that this stonestown anchor could go away soon, and honestly, i’m not sure what would replace it in that space, in this economy. and that would be some high-profile ugliness.

so for now, i’ll continue to justify hours spent thumbing through magazines and books that i’ll never buy by spending about $20 a year on beagle calendars.

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