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New chapter: Fairfield U. plans bookstore at Borders site by fall

Since Borders closed its Fairfield store in May, a victim of the national book retailer’s bankruptcy filing, the ground floor of 1499 Post Road has been occupied by two interim tenants, Book Warehouse, a book discounter, and the Taj Cafe. “It is our anticipation that by opening a Fairfield University bookstore downtown, we will bring the intellectual and cultural life of the university more fully into the heart of the greater community Fairfield community,” said the Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, the university president, at a press conference with the property owner and town officials. The prospect of the new bookstore appeared to ease concerns that the vacant property could prove a drag on the general downtown economy.

Published in the Fairfield Citizen News on 7/6/11

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