New Illini Union Bookstore to open Monday

Corey Mullens, a sophomore from St. Charles, stocks the shelves in
preparation for Monday's opening of the new Illini Union Bookstore, located
at 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. In addition to textbooks, the new store
will offer general-interest books, calendars and other items previously
sold at the Illini Union Book Center. 

Robert Mindrum, interim director of the Illini Union, said the new store is
"about a third larger than the old combined facility, and will roughly
double the number of trade books offered." 

The first three floors of the building are devoted to book sales, and the
top three floors will house university and campus administrative offices. 

Workers are concentrating on putting the final touches on the bookstore,
said Jeff Schrader, assistant director of the Office of Facility Planning
and Management. The administrative suites are expected to be completed by
mid-September, he said.

Units moving to the new building this fall are: Facility Planning and
Management, University Office for Capital Programs, and University Office
for Academic Policy Analysis, third floor; Office of Academic Human
Resources, Benefits Center and Student Insurance, and the office of the
Associate Vice President for Administration and Human Resources, fourth
floor; News Bureau and Office of Publications, fifth floor. 


UIUC -- Inside Illinois -- 1994/08-04-94