New B&N Concept Store Sprouts in Westchester County
Although little is known about the handful of new concept stores Barnes & Noble has said it plans to open this year, at least one of them is springing up outside of New York City. The book chain is moving forward on what appears to be one of its first concept store locations in Westchester County, having filed three building applications for the store in the town of Eastchester.
B&N announced that it would be establishing the new concept stores in its third quarter earnings report in March. Although B&N has said it intends to open four concept stores in 2017, the chain has been vague about what, exactly, these stores will look like. B&N CEO Rob Boire described the stores as "omni-channel" locations which will encourage customers to buy products online.