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University wants to move book store downtown

October 11, 2007

Albany -- Albany State University wants to move its book store to Downtown Albany, but can't find the right spot for it.

They wanted to put the store in the old Western Auto building on West Broad Avenue, but couldn't get the Board of Regents to agree to the rental deal. So now they are looking for another location, which will be run by an independent company in the University's name.

Albany State University Counsel Nyota Tucker said "we have contributed to the well being of this city economically, educationally, and culturally. And it stands to reason we would want to be a part of the revitalization of the downtown area."

Albany State's book store currently is in their student union building. They hope to have their new downtown store ready by the spring.

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