|College confirms bookstore move to Hub building
RELEASED: May 5, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre College has reached an agreement with Audrey and Richard Haisfield, owners of the Hub-Frankel Building, to move the College's bookstore into the downtown Danville landmark, College officials announced last week.
The preparations for the move will take place over the summer, and plans call for the bookstore to open for business in the new location in the fall of 2005, to coincide with the beginning of the school year.
The agreement also involves the Follett Corporation, which currently operates the Centre bookstore and will continue to do so in the new location.
Conversations are still in process between the Haisfields and a Lexington-based cafe owner about plans for a bookstore cafe.
Centre President John Roush hailed the move as "a win-win" for the college and town. "The experience we will provide to students and our communitycurrent and prospectivewill be superior in the new location, and a chance to help our city and its downtown keep the momentum going and reinvigorate itself was an opportunity not to be missed. I firmly believe that what's good for the community is good for Centre College."
"We're excited about partnering with the Haisfields and Follett and the downtown community in a joint effort to revitalize Danville," said Kay L. Drake, Centre director of human resources and administrative services, who noted that in negotiating the agreement, the College had three goals:
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