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Indigo bookstore at Granville and Robson corner to close in February

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Kenneth Chan Jan 04, 2019 12:27 pm

The Indigospirit bookstore at 810 Granville Street — the southeast corner of the intersection of Robson Street and Granville Street — is set to shutter its doors in February 2019.

Tania Borle, vice-president of retail for the western Canada division of Indigo, confirmed the planned closure with Daily Hive, as the small 5,000-sq-ft store was always intended to be a temporary placeholder in the downtown Vancouver market until the retailer could return with a new replacement flagship-sized store.

The Indigospirit opened in a former Aldo space in late-2015, a few months after the company closed its longtime Chapters flagship store in a 52,000-sq-ft, three-level space now occupied by the Sport Chek flagship.

In October 2018, a flagship Indigo bookstore spanning 29,000-sq-ft over two levels — replacing the former Forever 21 store — opened at 1033 Robson Street, about three blocks west from the former flagship and existing Indigospirit.

“We are so excited to have returned to Robson’s globally renowned shopping district and serve the book-loving Vancouver community with our new flagship store,” said Borle.

“We welcome customers to visit Indigo Robson and explore the best in books, beautiful and exclusive in-house designed lifestyle products and must-have specialty brands in our beautiful new cultural department store concept space.”

It is not currently known what will replace the Indigospirit.

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