Mar 27 2024
Vroman’s Closing in Hastings Ranch Pasadena
Vroman’s closing in Hastings Ranch: 🙁 To our Vroman’s Customers, In January, Joel Sheldon announced his intention to retire from ownership of Vroman’s and Book Soup and seek new ownership for the company. The response from our community far and wide exceeded our expectations. We cannot thank you enough for your continuing support and enthusiasm for our next chapter. At the time of that announcement, we were in lease negotiations for our Hastings Ranch Vroman’s location and optimistic about continuing our business there. After more than 20 years at that site, we have a dedicated customer base and an equally dedicated group of booksellers. We know that because we frequently hear from customers how much they love that store and the staff. Today, we are disappointed to share with you that we were unable to reach an agreement with the property owner of Hastings Ranch that was sustainable, due to increasing occupancy expenses. While this development is unexpected and disappointing, we are most disheartened by the impact on our co-workers. Their dedication and hard work made that store successful, and we are forever grateful. Twelve co-workers are impacted by this and we will do everything we can to support them through continued employment with the company where possible. We ask for your consideration and kindness toward our colleagues at Hastings Ranch as we go through this process. Bookstores matter. Our top priority has always been to be a healthy and thriving bookstore destination no matter how many locations. We will use this opportunity to concentrate our efforts on making the customer experience at our flagship store on Colorado Boulevard better than ever. Our last day of business for customers at the Hastings Ranch location will be May 12th, 2024. Rest assured, our Colorado Boulevard location is secure and the search for the right new ownership continues. As always, we greatly appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to serve you at our Colorado Boulevard location in the months and years to come. Sincerely, Vroman’s Bookstore Facebook Twitter Instagram PASADENA 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 449-5320

HASTINGS RANCH 3729 Foothill Blvd. Pasadena,CA 91107

(626) 351-0828

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