Student-Run Brooklyn Treat Shoppe Now Open
Satisfy your snack cravings at the Brooklyn Treat Shoppe
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing unique,
experiential education, LIU Brooklyn unveiled a new, student-run business, the
Brooklyn Treat Shoppe, which is now open in LLC 301 across from the library. The
shop supports students in gaining real-world business experience as they
manage, market, operate, and staff the new shop.
The Brooklyn Treat Shoppe offers everything to satisfy a
snack craving from healthier options like fruit and baked chips to candy and
baked goods, and a wide array of beverages from iced coffee to coconut water.
The shop is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All funds
generated from the shop will help fund a student scholarship and go toward
future student-run businesses.
“We are super excited about the opening of the Brooklyn
Treat Shoppe,” said Latasia George, a junior at LIU Brooklyn who helped open
the shop. “This experience not only strengthens my résumé, but it’s also been
fun to open a shop that is ‘by the students, for the students.’”
This venture joins LIU’s other student-businesses that have
opened at LIU Post this year, including an apparel boutique, treat shop,
restaurant, and juice bar. These businesses are an extension of LIU’s focus on
creating experiential learning both inside and outside the classroom.
enterprises have students working in key roles, including social media manager,
finance associate, and fashion merchandiser, as well as store managers and
sales associates. Students from the retail management class, which runs the
shop, gather weekly in class to discuss progress, get feedback, and set goals
for the following week. Participants gain impressive experience in helping to
run a business and make executive-level decisions about marketing, management,
publicity, and selecting inventory.
“The Brooklyn Treat
Shoppe offers a hands-on experience for our students,” said John Agnelli, III,
dean of students, who teaches the retail management course. “This is a cutting-edge
opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in order to better market
themselves in a competitive global economy.
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