At century mark, Borden’s stays true to its local roots

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Borden’s stocks a wide supply of teaching and back-to-school supplies, Barry Lubin changed Borden’s once again when he converted the second floor of the store to educational items years ago. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — During a century in business, Borden’s Stationery & Educational Resources & Office Supplies, has never lost sight of the needs of the local community.

By adapting to changing times, the local mainstay has evolved from a cigar shop to a general store to a source for office and stationery supplies. After 100 years, Borden’s is still serving customers at the corner of Arnold and Richmond avenues while big box competitors have come and gone.

“It’s definitely a big achievement, especially when today you see the big chains shutting down stores and small shops closing down too,” said Barry Lubin, current owner of Borden’s.

“Borden’s is an important part of historic Point Pleasant Beach. What is amazing is that 100 years after it opened it is still offering quality merchandise in spite of major competition from shopping malls and other e-commerce type competition,” said James Malone, president of the Point Pleasant Historical Society.

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