Vanderbilt Square Barnes & Noble closing after 28 years

The Barnes & Noble at 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, will close June 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Barnes & Noble at 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, will close June 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Barnes & Noble at 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, will close June 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the decision to not renew Barnes & Noble's lease was made by CBRE. CBRE manages the property, which is owned by Invesco, but does not make leasing decisions.

The Barnes & Noble located within Vanderbilt Square—at 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, near the Buffalo Speedway intersection—will close June 19.

The closure resulted from a decision by the site's landlord to not renew the store’s lease, according to Barnes & Noble store officials. Community Impact Newspaper has reached out to Invesco, the property's owner, for comment.

"We did not want to close the store," Barnes & Nobel Director of Store Planning, Janine Flannigan, said. "We had just been asked to leave."

The store is having a closing sale in which items are being sold for a 25% discount.



Other Houston-area locations of Barnes & Noble can be found in the River Oaks shopping center on West Grey Street and in the Town & Country Village. 713-349-0050. www.barnesandnoble.com

By George Wiebe

Reporter, Bellaire/Meyerland/West University

George joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.