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What Should Go Into the Former Borders Bookstore Building?

Visions for Vacancies: The former Borders bookstore along Randall Road is still vacant after the company was liquidated in 2011. What would you like to see in that building?

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The former Borders bookstore at 1660 S. Randall Road was a wonderful place to go to find a good story. Now, the story of the bookstore's former home needs a happy ending.

The 24,000-square-foot building has been vacant since the Borders group was liquidated in the summer of 2011. The property, which includes about 3 acres of prime Randall Road real estate, is for sale for an unknown asking price, according to LoopNet.

Having that building in play would be a great boost for city sales tax revenue and the health of the local economy.

The big question is, what should go in there?

Is there a major retailer you'd like to see? Are there other uses for the building that would be attractive to the surrounding businesses and west-side homeowners?

A lot of attention of late has been focused on the vacancies in downtown Geneva, but the Randall Road corridor is arguably just as important to the city's future. So Patch is asking, what would you like to see in the former Borders building? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

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