What Will Books-A-Million Look Like on Stillwater Ave in Bangor?
A single-story BAM!?
Bangor's Books-A-Million, also known as 'BAM!,' is set to undergo a transformation next year as it relocates from its current spot at 116 Bangor Mall Blvd to the former Bed Bath and Beyond location on Stillwater Ave.
The move has been confirmed, with the current BAM! store at Bangor Mall Blvd continuing operations throughout the holiday shopping season. The transition to the new Stillwater Ave location is expected to commence after the new year, with the move slated to be completed before March of 2024. Both stores will remain open during the transition period.
While the future tenant for the Bangor Mall Blvd space remains uncertain, speculating about it will certainly be fun! It's a great location with so much potential.
This relocation follows the closure of all Bed Bath and Beyond stores after the corporation's bankruptcy filing, with the brand now rebranded as an online-only entity under new ownership by Overstock.com.
Before BAM! took residence at Bangor Mall Blvd, the space housed a Borders bookstore, contributing to Bangor's accustomed presence of bookstores with multiple levels. The absence of the iconic spiral staircase and elevator combo in the new single-story BAM! location may evoke a sense of loss for Bangor bookworms.
Without these distinctive features, BAM! risks becoming 'just another bookstore.' What sets it apart from Barnes & Noble? Well, aside from the fact that Bangor doesn't have a Barnes & Noble?
At first, a single-story BAM! may sound funky, but with over 200 Books-A-Million locations across the country, they know what they’re doing, and we’ll certainly get used to it—no matter how long it takes.
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