Bye-Bye, Borders (On The West Side)

It's been talked about for some months, but now there is an official date: The Borders at Westheimer and Gessner will be closing January 16.

Three other Borders have been announced as on the endangered list -- locations in Willowbrook Mall, the Houston Center and Northwest Mall -- but the Gessner Borders had not been specified for extinction.

Workers had been telling customers the end was near; now the store has posted signs with the actual last-day announcement.

The location held the distinction of being the single Borders closest to a Luther's Pappas BBQ; now all that is gone.

Next best option: The Meyerland Borders, close by a James Coney Island.

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