Barnes & Noble Is Adding Restaurants That Serve Booze

June 24, 2016

Now there’s something Amazon can’t do

Thanks to Amazon, e-readers, and the much-talked-about death of print media, the brick-and-mortar bookstore business has been tough in recent years. Barnes & Noble has a revitalization plan, however — and it involves booze. As Bloomberg reports, the chain is planning to open four new concept stores that will include restaurants serving beer and wine.

Said concept stores will be located in Eastchester, New York; Edina, Minnesota; Folsom, California; and Loudon, Virginia, all affluent suburbs located in major metropolitan areas. A press release notes said restaurants will serve “an expanded menu” to go along with the alcohol,