Hughes interested in Borders shop

Derek Hughes, owner of the Hughes & Hughes book chain, has expressed an interest in buying the Blanchardstown shop of US giant Borders.

24th March, 2007

The American company is selling its Irish business as a going concern after only five months in operation. Borders announced its decision to sell the Irish and British branches of the company last week.

Hughes said he had a ‘‘possible interest’’ in Borders. Borders opened its 20,000 square-feet superstore in the West End retail park in Blanchardstown last October. The US company reported a fourth-quarter loss of $73.6 million for the three months ended to...

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