BN will add a nice element to Oak Park. As Chrizow mentioned...there is something anxiety-producing about this mall and having a nice, large bookstore will hopefully help reduce that a bit.
Now when are they going to build a new Dillard's and level that awfully dated mens/kids/home store?
How does it compare to the Plaza location in size? Remember the Plaza's is 4 stories.
I did a little research...
Plaza BN = 44,000 square feet
Oak Park = 35,000 square feet
Zona = 33,000 square feet
Town Center = 30,000 square feet
Independence = 30,000 square feet
No idea how much of each store is actual sales floor or how many square feet the downtown location will have?