B&N Stores in Tampa, Fla., Framingham, Mass., Springfield, N.J., on the Move

The Barnes & Noble on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Fla., is moving to a smaller location, in the Town Square Shopping Center in Westshore, the Tampa Bay Business Journal (via That's So Tampa) reported. The new location, formerly occupied by a Pier1, has about 10,000 square feet of space and should open soon.

The B&N in Shoppers World in Framingham, Mass., is closing on January 22 and will reopen in the spring at Sherwood Plaza, according to Framingham Source.

And the B&N in Springfield, N.J., is moving to the Union Plaza Center at 2401 Route 22 West from its current location at 240 Route 22 West, Patch reported. The store's lease ends at the end of February. It has been at the site for 30 years.

Amy Fitzgerald, v-p of stores at B&N, commented: "We have enjoyed an incredible 30 years of bookselling here in Springfield and are thrilled that we can continue this long-standing tradition uninterrupted. Bookselling is enjoying an amazing renaissance and our local teams of booksellers are ever more empowered to curate their own bookstores in a way that best reflects and resonates with the community they reside in. Our Springfield booksellers are eager to show just how beautiful they can make their brand-new bookstore."

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