Champaign Borders' final day set
CHAMPAIGN — The Borders store in Champaign will close its doors forever on Tuesday.
The books and music store, 802 W. Town Center Blvd., has been holding a liquidation sale since the company announced in July it was closing its stores around the country.
Over the summer, Michigan-based Borders said it would close most of its 399 stores by September. Books-A-Million, based in Alabama, is acquiring some stores in the Northeast and West.
"The 13th is the last day," Champaign manager Al Morrison said.
Everything left is still for sale, with all the fixtures being sold for 50 percent off. Bookcases are going for three for $100. General merchandise is 70 to 90 percent off, with most of the items at 90 percent off being calendars and large-print items.
Until the closing, the store is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.