19 Aug '11, 1pm

The end of an era: Borders is closing its flagship Wheelock Place store for good, and must clear out by Tuesday

SINGAPORE - The Borders Bookstore is closing its flagship store at Wheelock Place for good following disputes with its landlord. The store has until Tuesday to clear out from its current premises. For the past few days, consumers were greeted by a "The store is closed" sign at the store's entrance. Then, yesterday afternoon, staff of the bookstore at Wheelock Place were seen clearing the shelves. Singapore's Borders Bookstore had stood strong even as its United States and Australia branches closed, struggling to keep up with digital media. But it is not free of troubles either, as a dispute with its landlord Wheelock Properties seems to have shut its flagship store for good. Said Mr Tim Reid, interim judicial manager of Borders: "The rent cheque for August was not paid in the beginning of the month. And when the cheque was issued, initially there were some errors in the ch...

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