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Centennial Place Additions Create ‘True Retail Corridor’ on Georgia Southern University Campus

4-15 Georgia Southern adds women's rifle teamWhen Georgia Southern University’s newest residence hall, Centennial Place, opens in August, it will feature additional retail establishments in its food court area.

The Pickle Barrel, currently located in the Landrum Center, will move to the food court at Centennial Place and be renamed The Market at Centennial Place. In addition, the University will add an optical retail store named Optical Express, and the Eagle Print Shop, previously housed at a different location, has moved to Centennial Place.

The latest additions complement the previously announced Cold Stone Creamery and Einstein Bros. Bagels Restaurant that are located in Building 2 at Centennial Place at the corner of Forest Drive and Georgia Avenue.

‘These new establishments will create a true retail corridor on campus,” said Tom Palfy, director of Auxiliary Services for Georgia Southern University. ‘In addition to these new outlets, the University Store ( and the Russell Union are located nearby.” The Russell Union is home to numerous establishments including Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A and Talons Grille.

The Market at Centennial Place

The Market at Centennial Place will offer a variety of drinks, food and other items for on-the-go students, faculty and staff. The Market at Centennial Place is designed similar to a traditional European grocery known for its variety of available items.

Optical Express

Optical Express will serve as an on-campus one-stop-shop for quality eyewear at an affordable price. Optical Express will offer glasses and contact lenses. The store, located in Building 1 of Centennial Place on the corner of Chandler Road and Georgia Avenue, will also feature brand-name frames, sunglasses and accessories at bargain prices. Walk-in eye exam appointments and outside prescriptions will be accepted and the store will accept hundreds of insurance and vision plans. Traditionally, students would have to leave campus to find this service.

Eagle Print Shop

Georgia Southern’s popular Eagle Print Shop has relocated from its previous campus location to Building 2 at Centennial Place. The Eagle Print Shop provides black/white and color copies, class notes, fax service, lamination, screen printing, banners and posters. Class supplies such as Scantrons, blue books, pens and pencils are also available. Also available is one- or two-color commercial printing on a variety of special order papers in custom weights and sizes. (

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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