New Student Bookstore Opens in Downtown Covington
Gateway Community and Technical College officially opened its new bookstore on the Urban Metro Campus in downtown Covington with an open house and ribbon cutting Wednesday.
Legislators, city and county officials, Gateway leadership, students, faculty and staff enjoyed refreshments and music as they celebrated the opening of the Gateway Bookstore at 614 Madison Avenue. This location is one of two Gateway bookstores and will replace the store at the Amsterdam Road Campus. In addition to textbooks, the store offers class supplies and retail merchandise to students and the downtown Covington community.
This 7000-sq. ft. facility has two retail floors and a third floor that will serve as a meeting space and high-tech learning area for the college and community.
“Barnes and Noble has been a great partner to Gateway, and we are pleased to host this flagship store for our students,” said Dr. Keith Bird, interim president, Gateway Community and Technical College. “We applaud the vision that has brought this facility to fruition.”
Gateway Foundation Treasurer, Steve Brunson, gave a brief history of the building purchased through foundation fundraising and encouraged attendees to join the efforts of the foundation to support the students of Gateway. Historically, the building has been a bank and served other industries, too.
“I’m really excited to open our new store,” said Heather Jones, Gateway Bookstore manager. “We’ve been working on this for three years, and I’m very proud of what we have accomplished!”
The bookstore is open Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.