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Exciting Transformations Underway at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Campus Stores

Virginia Tech Hokie Shops See Exciting Design Updates

BLACKSBURG, V.A., Nov 1, 2019 – The Follett campus stores at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) continue to undergo exciting renovations. Follett began operating seven Virginia Tech campus stores (now called Hokie Shops) in March 2019 and began renovating several of them over the summer. The remodels have enhanced our customers’ shopping experience and improved the flow and aesthetics of the stores.

The largest and most comprehensive remodels of the University Bookstore (UBS) and Volume Two Bookstore are complete, and the stores had their Grand Opening and ribbon cutting celebration to unveil the dramatically new and visually appealing spaces on October 15. The remodel of Lane Stadium East will be complete by the next home game on November 9. The 1,000 sq. ft. space will see all new fixtures, fresh paint, new carpet, new lighting, new counters and more. Next, the refresh of the North End Starbucks will be finished by Thanksgiving and includes an updated design, menu boards, paint, seating and tables.

“Follett is proud of our new partnership with Virginia Tech Services, Inc. as well as Virginia Tech and excited to bring a best-in-class design and customer experience to this great campus,” said Group Vice President Brent Smith. “The recently remodeled Hokie Shops—UBS, Volume Two and Lane Stadium East—will serve the Hokie Nation fanbase for years to come!”  

As part of these exciting remodels and to better service our customers in a more convenient fashion, Follett is merging the Tech Bookstore at 118 S. Main Street into the Hokie Shops. This will result in the closure of this off-campus location. The campus community is encouraged to shop the Tech Bookstore’s liquidation sale for great deals on gear. All current clearance items will be marked down an additional 50 percent off until November 27.

As part of Follett’s network of more than 1,200 campus stores and 1,800 virtual stores, the Hokie Shops at Virginia Tech carry in-demand merchandise and provides affordable course materials, supplies and technology to drive classroom success. Campus, alumni and local community members are encouraged to visit the stores to check out the newly designed spaces.

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About the Hokie Shops at Virginia Tech | www.hokieshop.com - Shop online and choose free in-store pickup!

Find us in person:
University Bookstore - 115 Kent Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061 | (540) 231-5991
Volume Two Bookstore - 801 University City Blvd., Suite 22, Blacksburg, VA 24060 | (540) 231-9674
Starbucks Coffee - 320 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060 | (540) 231-3130

About Follett Corporation Follett.com
Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of educational materials, digital content, ecommerce, and multi-media for libraries, schools and institutions. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools, and more than 2,700 physical locations and campus eCommerce platforms in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library markets.

Media Contact:
Latasha Green, Area Director
630-770-9302
llgreen@follett.com


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