Tell Us: What Store Do You Want To See In The Former Borders Building?

The bookstore has been closed for more than a year. What do you want to see take its place?

The Mentor Borders bookstore after its parent company filed for bankruptcy.

Since then, the 22,000-square-foot building has remained empty despite a good location as a cornerstone store in a major shopping plaza on Mentor Avenue.

We want to know — what would you like to see in the space? Another book store? Something completely different?

Tell us in the comments section below.

Kathleen Faehnle April 06, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Dave and Busters
Heather April 06, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Trader Joe's or Whole Foods!
Jen April 06, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Whole Foods, Dave and Buster's anything we don't have in this area would be nice, especially with the gas prices, can't afford to buy or go out and pay for gas too
Jason Lea (Editor) April 06, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are popular suggestions on the Facebook page, as well. Dress Barn and Dick's Last Resort have also gotten some mentions.
Caitlin Seese April 06, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Either Charming Charlies or Five Below
Joseph Aber April 06, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Whole Food's or Trader Joe's
Donna Ann April 06, 2012 at 09:47 PM
The ideas posted are excellent ideas!
Vickie April 07, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Whole Foods, Trader Joe's or Sprouts (anything organic, sad to see Mentor lose it's organic store that was in a terrible location.)
Ray April 07, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I was told Trader Joes almost went into space now occupied by ALDI across from the mall. ALDI owns Traders Joes and for some reason they opted for ALDI instead of Trader Joes
linda Fleming April 07, 2012 at 01:12 AM
tradr joes, whole foods or outlet stores like they had in Willoughby Hills
Sara Schlayer April 07, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Without a doubt, Trader Joe's.
kelly bencivenni April 07, 2012 at 03:09 AM
i would love to have a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods on this side of town. I would much rather spend money in these types of stores, than spend money on gas getting to them in Cuyahoga County.
Joe Strailey April 07, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Whole Foods or Trade Joe's would be fantastic. ESPN Zone would be amazing as well. (Not sure how many ESPN Zone's are even left, but the one I visited was a sports fans dream come true)
SharEd April 07, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Mentor Schools have wonderful music programs. How about a big box music store like Guitar Center or Sam Ash Music? Right now the closest big music stores are in Lyndhurst!
Sean Blake April 07, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Micro Center. The one in Mayfield Hts. is fantastic. I do not think that they would be interested in opening a second store so close. I suggested the Boarders location to the store manager. But then I drove all the way to Mayfield Hts. Why would they need to open in Mentor?
Irene April 07, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Trader Joe's or Whole Foods!


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