MY TAKE: What shops should fill the Barnes and Noble space in Mohawk Commons?

Rachel Berliner, left, and Barbara Brown, said they hoped the newly vacated retail spaces would be filled with specialty shops for higher-end clothing and gifts, similar to the boutique options available in Stuyvesant Plaza.Rachel Berliner, left, and Barbara Brown, said they hoped the newly vacated retail spaces would be filled with specialty shops for higher-end clothing and gifts, similar to the boutique options available in Stuyvesant Plaza.

By REBECCA ISENHART

Gazette Reporter

What do you think about the planned June 30, 2014 closing of the Mohawk Commons Barnes and Noble? Leave your opinion in the comments – we might just tweet it!

 

"All we do is spend money on food," Oscar Sanchez (left) said. He and his friends Alexa Vera (center) and Shain Goldman (right) hoped the new retailer would provide entertainment options, and would be especially excited for an arcade like Dave and Buster's.

“All we do is spend money on food,” Oscar Sanchez (left) said. He and his friends Alexa Vera (center) and Shain Goldman (right) hoped the new retailer would provide entertainment options, and would be especially excited for an arcade like Dave and Buster’s.

Rachel Berliner, left, and Barbara Brown, said they hoped the newly vacated retail spaces would be filled with specialty shops for higher-end clothing and gifts, similar to the boutique options available in Stuyvesant Plaza.

Rachel Berliner, left, and Barbara Brown, said they hoped the newly vacated retail spaces would be filled with specialty shops for higher-end clothing and gifts, similar to the boutique options available in Stuyvesant Plaza.

"It's a shame to see it go," said Kevin Merry, who would prefer another bookstore fill the Barnes and Noble void. Barring that, though, he hopes for something fun. "We don't need any more chain restaurants, but we do need a good wine and jazz bar, or a motorcycle shop," he said.

“It’s a shame to see it go,” said Kevin Merry, who would prefer another bookstore fill the Barnes and Noble void. Barring that, though, he hopes for something fun. “We don’t need any more chain restaurants, but we do need a good wine and jazz bar, or a motorcycle shop,” he said.

About the Author

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