California State University, Northridge celebrated the grand opening of the new Campus Store with refreshments, a ribbon cutting and a fashion show on Oct. 11.
The new CSUN Campus Store, previously the Matador Bookstore, was remodeled to incorporate additional services and an updated look.
“Today we celebrate a model of partnership, a model of collaboration, a model of alliance between athletics, The University Corporation and Follett,” said CSUN Athletic Director Brandon E. Martin during the ceremony preceding the ribbon cutting.
Follett, which operates more than 1,200 college bookstores nationwide, has been in partnership with CSUN for more than 20 years, according to Bob Scholl, senior vice president at Follett Higher Education Group. This is the third remodeled CSUN bookstore that the partnership has endeavored, said Scholl, with the new iteration focused on a mixture of academics, social, athletics and CSUN’s “insatiable desire for caffeine.”
CSUN student-athletes modeled gear in the new Matador Shop, which highlights athletics with a replica blacktop, scoreboard and hoop like the ones in The Matadome. The shop features CSUN-branded UnderArmor gear, fan items and mini pom-poms.
The five-week remodel included everything from new fixtures, art, carpeting, and a brand-new technology repair center said CSUN Campus Store Director Amy Berger. Though the store celebrated its grand reopening in October, the remodel was completed over the summer, she said.
The store’s Freudian Sip also received a complete makeover. The new decor was modeled after what Freud’s office might have looked like in the 1930s, with dark walls, red and white tiles, and oversized chairs. The wall that once separated the store from the coffee shop was removed and additional tables were added, allowing for a more social atmosphere, Berger said.
“We’ve had a lot of really positive comments,” said Berger. “It was nice to have the event where people could come by and see that it is finally done.”
The CSUN Campus Store is located in the Matador Bookstore Complex on Sierra Walk. For more information and store hours, visit http://www.bkstr.com/csunorthridgestore/home.