Letter to the Editor: Barnes and Noble closure represents loss to community

“Like Mr. Edwin Reilly in his June 1 Viewpoint, I also lament the closing of Barnes & Noble at Mohawk Commons, but for different and compelling reasons, and not to disparage the Open Door, which is delightful and an asset, especially to our local community.

Centrally located on Route 5 and easily accessible from Albany, Clifton Park and surrounding areas, Barnes & Noble has been the premier choice for me to meet professionally in a casual business environment in its lovely, quiet cafe. There is ample room, the always-optional food and beverage choices, and an opportunity to browse or purchase books, etc., before or after a meeting. All of this is under one roof. And let’s not fail to mention the convenient, on-site parking that is always free for anyone.

I welcome a similar experience as Barnes & Noble, with its accompanying loss of jobs, will be a loss to our community as well as for me.”

Janice EVANS Thompson


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Rebecca Isenhart
Rebecca Isenhart is the reporter/writer for Your Niskayuna, presented by the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.