Barnes & Noble plans to open a new store on Long Island this fall, in Riverhead, N.Y., the Suffolk Times reported. Jefferson Murphree, the town's building and planning administrator, said B&N was issued a building permit last week.
The company has posted signs at the former Pier 1 Imports store on Route 58 in Riverhead saying "Barnes & Noble. Coming Fall 2022," and advising customers to "follow us on social media at @bnriverheadny for updates." The Pier 1 Imports store at Riverhead Centre closed two years ago. The Suffolk Times noted that the new B&N store is planned in the same shopping area as the former Borders Books, which closed more than a decade ago.