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The Shops at Spartan Village to hold grand opening this weekend

Photo of Bestway Marketplace entrance at Spartan VillageThe Shops at Spartan Village will hold a grand opening with family-friendly entertainment, food, special deals and music Saturday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

During the event, visitors can enjoy painting demos and children’s activities at the Art Loft, discounts and free samples at Tropical Smoothie, food specials and samples at The Den, coupons and opening day specials for Bestway Marketplace and more. Music will be provided by Rock 92 and WKZL 107.5.

The grand opening will also mark the opening of Bestway Marketplace at Spartan Village. Bestway Marketplace is designed to address the needs of the UNCG community by offering a full line grocery store committed to excellent customer service and unique product offerings at reasonable pricing.  The Marketplace will offer fresh produce, fresh cut meats, full grocery assortment, prepared foods such as Neapolitan brick fired pizzas, paninis, freshly made soups, salads and sandwiches. There will also be a bakery, a full-service coffee shop with in-store roasted beans, a full service juice and smoothie shop, and in-store seating with free Wi-Fi for both the Glenwood Community and UNCG students, faculty and staff. Store hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Glenwood Avenue will be closed off between Lexington and McCormick residence halls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

And there will be a special event the day before: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will join local dignitaries and business leaders as speakers at the event.

By Victor Ayala