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Independent bookstores on decline as Granada Books shuts doors

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Independent bookstores on decline as Granada Books shuts doors

With the rise of book-selling giants like Borders and Barnes & Noble in the 1990s, followed by digitized selling popularized by Amazon in the new millennium, independently owned bookstores like Granada have become a rarity.

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State Street goes from books to bargains in a flurry of deals

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on State Street goes from books to bargains in a flurry of deals

Santa Barbara’s downtown retail scene is trading its literary aspirations for bargain-priced fashion, signaling a possible new trend in State Street retail.

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Marshalls, H&M moving in on State Street

By   /  Friday, November 26th, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Marshalls, H&M moving in on State Street

Off-price apparel stores Marshalls and H&M will replace book giants Borders and Barnes & Noble in downtown Santa Barbara, according to real estate insiders.

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Borders to close Santa Barbara store

By   /  Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  /  Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Borders to close Santa Barbara store

National book retailer Borders is closing its downtown Santa Barbara store amid a nationwide wave of store closings. Jason Roy, the general manager of the 900 State St. location, told the Business Times on Nov. 16 that the store would be closing in January. “It’s sad that this Borders is leaving State Street,” said Roy, Read More →

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