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Campus Store Opens U Market Place in Union

by Cameron Beck and Amy McIff


uunionmarketplaceThe 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 Campus Store but will be conveniently located in the heart of the Union Building.

By carrying a wide variety of products, the U Market Place has long been a great resource for students, faculty and staff alike to quickly refuel during busy days on campus. Both U Market Place locations will offer a large variety of convenient items including snacks, hot dogs, chips, jerky, candy, personal toiletries and the cheapest 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 August 22 to correlate with 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 occur year-round from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main Campus Store. The Union U Market Place will carry on this tradition, to be sure, 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 in order 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. It is the hope of the Campus Store that the Union location will extend its support further across campus, making those quick, essential purchases even easier.

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.


Last Updated: 8/10/16