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Student-Run Brooklyn Treat Shoppe Now Open

Satisfy your snack cravings at the Brooklyn Treat Shoppe


Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations

TreatShoppeDemonstrating 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.

The student-run 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.

Posted 04/21/2014

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