Mc-Graw Hill is closing its wonderful bookstore in the basement of its building.
“The space is so subterranean that it’s more suitable as a destination like a health club than as retail space,” said Faith Consolo, vice chairman of Garrick-Aug, a real estate firm.
She misses the point. The stuff in the MGH Bookstore was so specialized and esoteric, that only a motivated buyer would want to seek it out.
The space will become a health club (sort of the opposite of the bookstore, no?); it’ll be the third health club within a three-block radius. Seems that no one wants to go out of their way to hit the gym — which makes just tons of sense, doesn’t it?