Jack Backers to open second location in old Varsity Bookstore
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 13:02
Jack Backers College Bookstore is opening a second location on E. College St., store owners Alan and Pam Fitch announced today.
The collegiate retailer will assume the storefront previously occupied by Varsity Bookstore, which closed Feb. 15. The location will remain closed for approximately six weeks to allow time for remodeling and re-branding before opening as Jack Backers College Bookstore in late April.
“The location on East College Street will allow us to better serve customers who live on the SFA campus,” said Alan Fitch. “The location is within easy walking distance of many dorms and classrooms.”
The store’s current North Street location will remain open, offering a convenient shopping location for students living off campus as well as local citizens and visiting alumni.
“We remain committed to providing low cost textbooks and superior customer service,” Fitch said.
Jack Backers College Bookstore opened in June 2008 and is the only alumni-owned bookstore serving SFA. In addition to college textbooks, the store offers a full line of officially licensed SFA clothing and gifts, including brands such as Nike, Hurley, Under Armour, Ping and Columbia. Its online store, ShopSFA.com, is the official marketplace of the SFA Alumni Association.
Fitch said Jack Bakers is firm in its commitment to SFA, and that the store re-invests thousands of dollars each year into University scholarships and programs.