Powell's Closing Two of Three Airport Stores
Powell's Books, Portland, Ore., is reluctantly closing two of its three stores at Portland International Airport on June 30, when their leases end. The two stores are in Concourses C and D. Powell's Oregon Marketplace store, before airport security, will remain open.
In a memo to staff, CEO Miriam Sontz said, "The Port of Portland is working on a new vision for retail at PDX, and in spite of our efforts to negotiate a renewal of our leases and review other options for maintaining a concourse presence, we were unable to reach an agreement. We regret deeply the closure of these two stores. We are announcing this news five months before the actual closing date in order to work with staff to make this as smooth a transition as possible."
The first Powell's airport store opened in 1988.