UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center

UConn Co-op Bookstore Storrs Center
UConn Co-op Bookstore
University Bookstore
UConn Co-op Cafe
UConn Co-op Bookstore Interior
UConn Puppet Museum From Bookstore
Storrs, CT

This project consisted of a 14,500 sf tenant space on the ground floor of a mixed use, five story building in the heart of a new "downtown" development in Mansfield, CT. The site is directly across the street from the UConn Main Campus in Storrs. The upper four stories are all apartments. Total $2.2m construction cost.

 The tenant space is mixed use, divided into a full service book store, a small cafe, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (BIMP) offices and galleries, a state of the art black box theater and shared common support areas.

The bookstore is the primary tenant. The atmosphere was to be of an old small town book store, specializing in local authors and children's books, while maintaining the connection to the University. Poetry slams, book release events, book readings, live jazz bands, and many other community based events would be occurring in the space. About 8800 sf, including common support areas.