In news that will surprise virtually no one, Barnes & Noble, which was planning to close earlier in 2012, has finally pulled the plug on its Union Station location. The store will close its doors on Friday, March 1st. According to a staff member at the Union Station B&N, the store is slated to become an H&M and will open this summer. The staff that is retained by Barnes & Noble will relocate to the store on 12th and E Street, NW.
From B&N to H&M? Do you think this is a retail improvement or not? For that matter, do Capitol Hill neighbors visit Union Station much for shopping?