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Bookstore opens doors in new wing of the union

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Customers able to find store, but some say location is inconvenient

The UofA Bookstore opened at its new location directly behind the old store yesterday after five years of planning, a year and a half of construction and a three-month delay.

Bookstore staff packed up and moved the store's inventory and other effects over Spring Break in preparation for the opening, which Frank Farias, director of the U of A Bookstore, called "smooth."

"It went beautifully," he said. "The staff worked very long hours last week, very hard."

Gilbert Davidson, assistant project manager for the new student union, said there are some minor "last-minute" details to attend to - such as ensuring that light switches can be found and are working - but the facility is fully functional.

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