Business

Barnes & Noble returning to Arrowhead area

Book store to open in new location

Posted 5/16/21

Book lovers in the Northwest Valley were sad to see the Barnes & Noble near Arrowhead Mall close a couple months ago.

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, subscribers will receive unlimited access to the website, including access to our Daily Independent e-edition, which features Arizona-specific journalism and items you can’t find in our community print products, such as weather reports, comics, crossword puzzles, advice columns and so much more six days a week.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor
Business

Barnes & Noble returning to Arrowhead area

Book store to open in new location

Posted

Book lovers in the Northwest Valley were sad to see the Barnes & Noble near Arrowhead Mall close a couple months ago.

But lovers of literature and all things found under a book store roof need not fret — that Barnes & Noble is relocating to the Arrowhead Palms Shopping Centre, 7401 W. Bell Road, between buybuy BABY and Cost Plus World Market in the former Lifeway Christian Store.

Andy Garbutt, principal at real estate and group development, Barnes & Noble, said he is very excited to open the new store in Peoria. It will be more compact than the previous store, at about 10,000 square feet, he said.

“We expect to have a comparable range of books to the old store,” Mr. Garbutt said. “The main difference is that we will not have an in-store café. We decided on this given the proximity of other cafes and wishing to keep a full range of toys, games, puzzles and stationery alongside our books.”

An official opening date has not yet set, but store officials are projecting an opening in mid-to-late summer.

After nearly 25 years at the former location, Mr. Garbutt said the landlord decided to redevelop the unit for a new tenant.

“We considered several possibilities for the relocation of our bookstore and chose Arrowhead Palms Shopping Centre,” he said.

Comments