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New student-run campus convenience store officially opens

Posted by Judy Korn on Friday, Apr. 2, 2010

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new student-operated convenience store on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. The event was held on Thursday, April 1, 2010, in the new store’s location in the lower level of Food Service.

The convenience store, a collaborative effort of the Morris Campus Student Organization, Student Activities, Office of Residential Life, and Sodexo, campus food service, provides a late night purchasing opportunity. The store will provide staples like milk and bread to munchies like pizza and chips. The hours of operations are 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Natalie Johnson ’11, Wichita, Kansas, served on the joint convenience store committee.

“It’s an amazing feeling knowing that I was part of the committee that was integral to the implementation of this store,” she says. “Running to Coborns at one in the morning was more than just a craving for a pizza but an experience in itself. The students wanted an alternative option, and the University of Minnesota, Morris did all that it could to provide it. I think students will be thrilled with the store on more than one level. It provides an easily accessible and affordable food source, as well as reaffirms that the administration hears and acts on student needs.”

Faculty and staff are also invited to shop at the store, soon to be named by the students.

For more information, contact Student Activities at 320-589-6080.