"The nation’s third-largest book retailer plans to open 40 stores, mostly in former Borders, including nine in Pennsylvania."
I've been waiting to see something like this. BAMM sells a lot of discounted books and picture heavy books so their business might be preserved longer in transition from p->e.
Other uses for an old Borders store: PetSmart
That required a zoning amendment.
Popup Halloween shops are occupying some Borders as well:
Other popup uses mentioned in the article: a music festival, a photography festival.
New uses include buybuyBaby, Stein Mart, another BAMM, another Pet Smart, and ULTA (cosmetics retailer).