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Photo of man installing signs in front of UNCG Pop up shop in downtown Greensboro.

Photo of man installing signs in front of UNCG Pop up shop in downtown Greensboro.There’s a new place to get your favorite Spartan gear. And it’s for a limited time.

The UNCG Pop Up Shop on Elm Street has, well, popped up downtown.

Located in the heart of downtown Greensboro between the Wrangler Store and Scuppernong Bookstore near the Washington and Elm intersection, its Grand Opening will be Friday, Nov. 30, at the Festival of Lights celebration. UNCG is a sponsor of Greensboro’s Festival of Lights.

The UNCG Pop Up Shop will sell Spartan gear, books, and other items. It will open Wednesdays through Saturdays through December 22, ideal for shoppers purchasing gift items for the holidays.

UNCG employees can get a 20 percent discount on most merchandise by showing their Spartan ID.

Additionally, at check-out, just show that you follow UNCG on Twitter or Instagram and you’ll be shown how to get a Barnes and Noble app so you can also receive an even bigger 25 percent discount on one of your items.

The pop up shop is excellent exposure for UNCG as we reach out to prospective students and the community. Plus it offers a convenient new way to pick up some Spartan items.

UNCG and the city are deeply connected, says Jeff Shafer, vice chancellor for strategic communications. “Even more, we know 35,000 Spartan alumni live within 25 miles of campus and certainly many of them shop downtown during the holidays.”

“The Pop Up shop will help the University reach former or future Spartans and UNCG friends and fans in our community who we may miss because they do not make it to campus,” adds Scott Milman, assistant vice chancellor for campus enterprises and real estate.  

And, Shafer points out, “It gives us a really powerful presence to showcase the best of UNCG and celebrate Spartan pride in one of the coolest parts of our hometown.”

When you’re downtown during the holiday season, stop in and check it out. For more information, check out our social media channels under #UNCGWay.

By Mike Harris

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