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It’s grand opening time for Furman on Main

Furman on Main expands the university's presence downtown and strengthens ties to the community.

Furman on Main, the university’s new presence in downtown Greenville at M. Judson Booksellers, will have its grand opening Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Event attendees will receive a 15 percent discount on all merchandise inside the store until closing at 9 p.m.

Judson Booksellers, which also shares space with The Chocolate Moose Bakery, is located at 130 South Main St.

The grand opening will include comments by Furman President Elizabeth Davis, Greenville Mayor Knox White and M. Judson co-owner June Wilcox. Furman First Gentleman Charles Davis will also be on hand to sign copies of his new part-recipe, part-history book, In the Kitchen at White Oaks.

In addition to hosting select lectures and other public events, Furman on Main will offer university items like clothing, memorabilia, gifts and books by Furman authors.

Furman announced its new partnership with M. Judson Booksellers earlier this month, which allows the university to expand its presence downtown and further connect with its roots.

Furman was located in downtown Greenville for more than 100 years before moving to its present campus in the early 1960s. Mary Camilla Judson, for whom the bookstore is named, was a legendary teacher and administrator at the Furman-affiliated Greenville Woman’s College in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

“We’re excited to establish this new presence on Main Street, just blocks from our original downtown campus,” said President Davis. “We are continuing to strengthen our ties with our hometown community, and this partnership is one more step in that direction.”

The university has also established partnerships in recent years with the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, the Greenville Drive and the Upcountry History Museum.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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