First the book store in Celebration closed, then it was announced that the Virgin Megastore is closing, now the B. Dalton book store in the Pointe Orlando shopping center is closing. The store is set to close in mid-May.
The B. Dalton has been a part of the Pointe Orlando center since it opened. The International Drive center has seen a lot of changes. Many stores have come and gone. In my opinion, it all started going downhill for the retail shops when the FAO toy store closed. The mall has been trying to resurrect itself and has become more of a center of restaurants.
Pointe Orlando is still a great place to go for dinner and a movie, but I’ll miss browsing the book store. There’s good news for the employees. I’ve been told they’ll all be relocated. B. Dalton is owned by Barnes & Noble.
Unfortunately for us, the book store in Celebration and the B. Dalton were two of the locations carrying Orlando Attractions Magazine. If any business owners reading this would like to carry the magazine, please let us know. We promise our magazine didn’t have anything to do with the stores closing.