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Cape Gazette BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE FRIDA bECEMBER 2-MONDA DECEMBER S:2011 39 124- .... 1-, .... sues, at least ( arrently. These "The days of the chain book- OLUJUb Hi V U factors have ated the value of store are numbered. The future -: 1 large, full-servi e bookstores as as, did the past - belongs to the oeen open IOF the inventory rq(quirements con- smaller, community-centric ..... tinue to decrease, making large store that is locally owned and O U spaces harder flU with salable operated. But it has been our merchandise. This is not unlike privilege to serve the Delaware, By Ryan Mavity what has happe @,,t0 the music New Jersey, and Pennsylvania ryanm@capegazette.com and video business; Simon said. Communities where we were lo- this juncture there is no cated for the last 36 years," Si- After 36 years in business, At- plan to continue]our business on- mon said. lantic Books is closing its doors, line Becalase df the expensive Its last Cape Region store on barriers to enffy into internet Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach will sales, we do not[see it as a realis- close no later than Tuesday, Feb. tic alternative," imon said 28. , He said he+eceived many .The store is in.the midst of a notes from custbmers saddened going-out-of-business sale, and that the store is losing, although Atlantic Books President Mark ironically many bfthem came via Simon said the sale would last as email. -- long as there is merchandise to guess that ven though the sell. He said the sale would prob- public decriesthe impending ably end at the end of January. loss of the bouM book, we are all Atlantic had two locations in Seduced by Cor .puters and elec- the Cape Region: the highway tronic commudicafion" Simon store and one in downtown Re- said. hoboth. The downtown store Atlantic not o ly inspired cus- closed in 2010. On its website, the company said the company blames the rapidly changing landscape of re- tail bookselting for the closure, referring to internet shopping sites and e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle. "The eonvenience factor ap- pears to outweigh most other is- tomer loyalty, bttt loyalty from its employees. Si ncm said many worked for the] store for years gnd shopped Atlantic before Working there. -Ie ,also said it's become clear that Atlantic's clos- ing was more than just another retail store closihg. However, the !tore still faced reality of the times. ATLANTE BOOKS is closing the doors of its Delaware, New vania stores after 36 years in business. The store, which is ho business sale, says the rapidly changing bookselling market,, n, ternet shopping sites and e-readers, is the reason for the closir Lots For Sale Downtown Rehobofh Beach ] For details, visit www.pdlovett.com ~,N MAVITY PHOTO and Pennsyl- ling a goirig-out-of- w dominated by in- )akgrove ! condo, 5,200 6,300 sq. $780,000 893-9391 ) Beachcombing, Bicycling, Birdwatching... Bay Crossing Picture yourself in a private enclave of prestigious homes designed with low-maintenance features specifically for adults 55 and better. Convenient to the beach, beautiful parks and historic Lewes, Bay Crossing offers a full array of amenities to complement a truly active adult lifestyle: 5,000 sq. ft. clubhouse Tennis and bocce ball courts Walking/biking trail State-of-the-art fitness center and swimming pool Bay Crossing models start from $299,900 and offer exceptional floor plans that provide numerous possibilities to accomodate any lifestyle. Home designs feature first' floor master suites, spacious kitchens with breakfast areas basements and two-car garages.