After substantial remodeling, the University Store, now dubbed the Mustang Shop, will celebrate the updates with a Grand Reopening for the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 29. A staple on campus, the renamed store is brighter and ready for the academic year.
In collaboration with the Cal Poly Corporation and the university, Follet Higher Education entirely reimagined the Mustang Shop and plans for more exciting additions in the future. The Grand Reopening Celebration will take place from 2-3 p.m., Thursday Sept. 29, welcoming community members to the newly enhanced shop. The event will also feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong, Cal Poly Corporation CEO Cody VanDorn and Follet Higher Education President Ryan Peterson.
With a newly relocated entrance in the University Union Plaza, a redesigned interior layout and an updated lighting system, the renovations create a refreshing and convenient shopping experience. Students and other customers can shop for books, materials and an expanded assortment of merchandise with ease and flexibility.
Alongside these changes, the Mustang Shop also incorporated an efficient check-out counter near the new entrance and moved the textbook selection to a more accessible location. The in-house Apple Store also relocated to the west side of the shop, increasing customers' options and mobility. These changes open up the shop, diminishing crowded spaces and allowing customers to move comfortably throughout.
In addition, the store received aesthetic changes, including new flooring and an interior paint job. Exterior changes also feature new metal marquee awnings with lattice work details. These embellishments provide a charming atmosphere and an inviting introduction to supporters and new students.
The new Mustang Shop name originates from an inclusive process consisting of input from different areas of campus. The name reflects the goal of creating a more college-community-focused center established in the remodeling.