Northland Plaza welcomes Borders: DeKalb chapter

By Tyler Vincent

The first installation of the Northland Plaza revitalization will begin this weekend as Borders Books and Music will open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The store, located at 2520 Sycamore Road, is about 22,000 sq. feet and will accommodate 100,000 different book titles, about 60,000 music titles and numerous video selections, said John Podulka, the general manager of the store. The store includes sections for books and music, a children’s section and a cafe.

“I think we are going to be phenomenally successful,” Podulka said. “People in the community already know about us. There are folks who have had to travel to Rockford or the suburbs to get to Borders. Now we’re here.”

Podulka said the opening Saturday would be characterized as a soft opening, meaning that the store would simply open its doors in a low-key way to allow he and his staff to “get our feet wet.”

Music will be performed by singer-songwriter Dave Sills from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Borders Cafe.