Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2008
Campus Town will open its first store on September 19 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The store is designed to serve as South Florida's leading shop for licensed collegiate apparel and merchandise from the nation's top 25 football and basketball universities.
"There's nothing like Campus Town in South Florida," said entrepreneur and owner Lee Pagan. "We will provide customers an authentic experience that matches their enthusiasm for their favorite team. We want to connect with fans on a personal level - with one of their biggest passions being their favorite teams. The store will showcase all the gear they need from apparel to novelty gifts."
Campus Town is unique in the specialty retail industry. Not only will the store carry Florida favorites such as UF, FSU, UM, UCF, USF and FAU, it will also carry such powerhouse teams as Ohio State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, USC and others. The store will carry over 500 hats alone. Other décor will include a large flat screen TV playing collegiate sports from around the country.
"Now "Noles and Gators will have one thing in common - a retail shop to get their goods," Pagan said. "This is a labor of love for me and I connect with people even rivals on their passion for their team.
Pagan, a native of Palm Beach County, is not worried about the current economy because he sees a need for this type of retail outlet in the area. "There are over 10,000 alumni in Palm Beach County for just UF, FSU and Miami combined. That doesn't include the tens of thousands of fans, future students, and people who want to purchase gifts for fans. And since our store will carry other well known national schools such as Notre Dame, Tennessee, Ohio State and USC we fill that void as well."
"We will not need to rely on the "snowbird season" here in Florida. We will be busy year round due to the popularity of NCAA football and NCAA basketball's March Madness, as well as holiday gift buying, graduation purchases and back to school purchases"
"Florida team fans or outside the state we'll have what they need or get it. The great thing about the high school and collegiate business is the fans continue to grow with each new school year. The area is in need of a store like this."
The store will be located at 3964 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403 in the Home Depot/Comp USA Plaza at the southeast corner of I-95 and Northlake Blvd.
Store hours will be 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Online ordering will be available in the near future.
ABOUT CAMPUS TOWN
Campus Town is a one-stop shop for fans of the nation's leading sports teams including clothing for adults and children, accessories, and novelty gifts