Positive impact for ‘Buck, Ship’ residents
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 23:01
Life has radically changed in the Buckley-Shippee area over the past several months thanks to the long awaited opening of the Storrs Center.
The Storrs Center is the new downtown area of the Town of Mansfield, and is located right next to Buckley Residence Hall. The Center features various restaurants and shops for UConn students to enjoy such as the recently opened Dog Lane Café and Froyo World. More locations are set to open in the Center over the coming months.
One of the big hits in Storrs Center for students living in the Buckley-Shippee area has been Insomnia Cookies, which offers a wide array of sugary treats such as cookies and brownies. Insomnia allows students in Buckley and Shippee, referred to as the Buck and Ship respectively by residents, to get the sugar rush they need to stay up late studying. Insomnia Cookies was founded by students at the University of Pennsylvania who noticed that college students could benefit from a late night sugar rush to help them study. Insomnia offers various varieties of cookies such as chocolate chunk and snicker doodle. Thankfully for students outside walking distance, it delivers.
One of the more recent additions to the Center, The Dog Lane Café allows UConn students to get a caffeine fix thanks to its self serve-coffee bar. The Café also offers a variety of food and drink for patrons to enjoy.
One of the biggest fans of the Storrs Center is 2nd semester undecided major David Luchs, a resident of Buckley. He said the stores that have opened in the Storrs Center have had a positive impact in his life. Specifically he said by “making it easier to get food, especially late at night and giving me and my friends something to do that doesn’t involve a fifteen minute walk in the freezing cold.” Luch’s favorite place in Storrs Center is Husky Pizza because of the deal Husky Pizza offers at $4 for a small soda and two pizza slices.
When asked about 7-Eleven, Luchs said its discovery was one of the “seminal moments” of his college experience, because you can buy a bag of doughnuts for $2.50. Luchs said of his overall experience with the Storrs Center, “It has certainly made my waist line richer, at the expense of my wallet.”