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Barnes & Noble Plans Will Unveil New Concept Store In Westchester

An artist's rendering of the new look cafe that will be featured when Barnes & Noble comes to Eastchester. Photo Credit: AvroKO
An artist's rendering of the open spaces that will be featured when Barnes and Noble comes to Eastchester. Photo Credit: AvroKO

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Barnes & Noble is coming to the Vernon Hills Shopping Center in Eastchester this fall with a brand-new look and concept.

During Thursday’s investors call, the company announced their intention to open four new “concept stores” later this year, with he first opening in Eastchester this October.

When Barnes & Noble opens its doors in October, it will feature the standard assortment of reading materials, expanded seating and spaces for potential in-store events or activities. Additionally, the new location will include a full-service restaurant that serves beer and wine, and has an outdoor seating area.

According to Barnes & Noble officials, “the New Eastchester store (in the) Vernon Hills Shopping Center, will serve as a cultural hub to the community.”

“As we look ahead to fiscal 2017 and beyond, we are focusing on executing a number of initiatives to grow bookstore and online sales, reduce retail and NOOK expenses and grow our membership base,” Barnes & Noble CEO Ron Boire said during the call. “We believe our marketing, merchandising and membership initiatives will lead to increased traffic and conversion in our stores.

“We are also excited about our plans to open four new concept stores opening later this year, beginning with the first store opening this October in Eastchester. We look forward to discussing these initiatives at our Investor Day.”

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