This petition calls for Borders, Inc. to reconsider their decision to close their location at 17141 Kercheval, in Grosse Pointe's Village shopping district. It is also intended as an appeal to the Village Association, Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Grosse Pointe and its community to search for innovative ways to retain this cornerstone retailer.
Our neighborhood stands to lose a critical "third space" (between work and home) where residents can both shop and socialize in an intellectually stimulating environment. Businesses in The Village have certainly benefited from this Borders location, which draws residents from across the 5 Pointes and surrounding region. Moreover, our community's youth was well served by the children's area and cafe, a place where young adults could gather to consume books and media, not just coffee.
Please join us in support by adding your name to this petition. Save Borders Books & Music in Grosse Pointe, MI!