PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’re looking for a newspaper, a magazine or a book to take with you on your ride out of SEPTA’s suburban station, you’re out of luck.
SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch says a newstand and a book store run by the same North Jersey company decided to close up operations in December.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf To Announce Efforts To Address Environmental Justice In Low-Income Communities
“While I don’t know the specifics of their business operations or exactly what their situation was, the general indication was is that they closed due to business reasons, due to declines in sales.”READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
Busch says SEPTA has been negotiating with two potential tenants and hopes to wrap up the talks soon.
“There is progress being made and we hope that we’ll be able to tell our riders and the public more about that pretty soon here.”MORE NEWS: Flyers Score Twice In 3rd, Win 5-3 To Hand Oilers 1st Loss
He wouldn’t confirm what kind of businesses the potential tenants would bring, but did say they were not going to be a newstand or a book store.