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News Wed Jul 27 2011

U of C Purchases Borders Building

As Borders moves on out of the city, and our lives, the University of Chicago has purchased the former Borders building at 1539 E. 53rd St. According to officials, the U of C is looking retail, home goods, entertainment, or restaurant tenants for the site. The building has been vacant since March and the purchase is "part of a comprehensive effort to create a vibrant, mixed-use corridor along 53rd Street."

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