One bookstore in North Dallas is closing this weekend after 15 years: The Barnes and Noble located in Preston Royal Village will be closed forever as it is not possible to arrange with the landlord.
According to a representative, the last day of the store is Sunday June 13th. They conclude with a sale, 50 percent off books and 75 percent off gifts, toys and games.
“Barnes & Noble couldn’t agree on a one-year lease, so this place is closing permanently – it’s not moving,” the employee said, and a May 1 statement from the company said, “We were unable to reach a commercial agreement with our landlord to keep the shop open. We have really enjoyed serving our customers for the past 15 years. “
The lessor is Edens, who has owned the Preston Royal Shopping Center since 2014.
When the Barnes & Noble opened in 2006, it was considered something curious as the chain already had a location near the Northwest Highway across from the NorthPark Center. The store also opened right across from a hugely popular Borders bookstore.
But Barnes & Noble held its own with a better coffee shop and kids’ section that proved popular in the neighborhood.
Edens has added a number of new retailers to the center, including an Eatzi’s and a Shake Snack. They had at least one other row with a tenant: Snap Kitchen, which abruptly closed six DFW locations, including the one in Preston Royal, in November 2020. A week later, Edens filed a lawsuit against Snap Kitchen.
According to the B&N employee, all employees can move to any of the other dozen or more locations in the DFW area, including Plano, Dallas, Frisco, Garland, Lewisville, Hurst, Arlington, Southlake, Denton and Fort Worth.