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Monday, March 11, 2013
Roanoke’s Books-A-Million store will close April 13.
One of the store’s managers, Donny Horn , said he didn’t know why the company decided to close the Crossroads Mall store. A Books-A-Million representative could not be reached for comment.
Books-A-Million reported a net loss of $2.8 million in the third quarter that ended Oct. 27, compared with a net loss of about $4 million the same quarter a year earlier. More current financials are not available.
Merchandise at the Roanoke store is already marked down, and the discounts will get deeper as the closing date nears.
The Roanoke store employs about 20 people, Horn said.
The store’s closure comes about a year and a half after the Blacksburg Books-A-Million closed at First & Main shopping center.
The building is for lease, said Jake Copty, a leasing agent for Thalhimer, which manages the property.
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