By Cameron Beck, marketing manager, University Campus Store and Amy McIff, communications manager, Auxiliary Services
The University Campus Store is opening its second U Market Place convenience store on the second floor of the University of Utah Union. The Union U Market Place will be located across from the Union front desk, the former location of UCard, which has moved to the Union’s first floor. The new U Market Place store will offer the same food and beverage products as the main University Campus Store, but will be conveniently located in the heart of the Union.
By carrying a wide variety of products, the U Market Place has long been a great resource for students, faculty and staff to quickly refuel during busy days on campus. Both U Market Place locations will offer a large variety of items, including snacks, hot dogs, chips, jerky, candy, personal toiletries and the least expensive 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottles sold on campus.
The Union U Market Place is scheduled to open during the first week of August 2016, and will host a grand opening on Aug. 22, the first day of fall semester. The store will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Perhaps the most well-known and loved tradition of the U Market Place is Free Popcorn Wednesdays, which occurs year-round from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Campus Store. The Union U Market Place will carry on this tradition as a weekly thank you to its patrons.
Construction on the Union U Market Place began in late May, adding walls, tile, paint and countertops to transform the former UCard office into a convenience store. The store was designed to provide easy access and accommodate self-service coffee and hot dog machines.
Consistent with its goal to support members of the campus community in their academic and professional pursuits, the University Campus Store aims to be the comprehensive resource for all things needed to succeed and live well on campus.
For more information about the Union U Market Place or the University Campus Store’s other services, please call 801-581-6326 or visit the University Campus Store on lower campus.