Follett's folding

Published 03/28 2013 04:18PM

Updated 03/28 2013 05:28PM

CHAMPAIGN -- A campustown staple is closing its doors at the end of May. Follett's Bookstore, at Wright and Green streets, has been in business on UI campus since 1938.

A spokesperson for Follett's says it was a business decision. Property values kept increasing, but sales did not, so the building is being sold to JSM Development.

There are more than 900 Follett's locations in the U.S. and Canada, but none of them will sell UI gear. The company spokesperson says they'll have special sales between now and the store's last day.

JSM will bring a few different retail stores to the building. No word yet what those will be.

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