Classic Signals: C-Store offers variety of quick snacks

By Viktoria Ristanovic
Features Editor

From freshly brewed coffee and bagels to pastries and veggies, the C-Store has it all. In addition to the many groceries people can buy to stock up their fridges, many students are familiar with the store’s huge variety of snacks, drinks, freshly made salads, sandwiches and more. There is also Roscoe’s Healthy Corner, where students can find healthy foods that are dietary restriction friendly as well, including products that are gluten-free, vegan and of nutritional value. If students need over the counter medication, the C-Store is highly likely to be carrying it. 

2019 marks the store’s 20th year on campus (Photo courtesy of TCNJ Digital Archives).

Marking 20 years on campus, this article from a September 1999 issue takes people back in time to when the C-Store’s long-awaited opening arrived. The store marked an addition where students could find all of their groceries and miscellaneous needs right on campus and use their meal plans to pay for items.

Watch out 7-Eleven. After over a year of hype, the C-Store has opened on campus and means business. 

Gone are the days of high-priced Lipton Iced Tea and a limited supply of nearly-dated milk. This time, Wood Food Services hopes to meet the needs of the students in a realistic way. 

The store carries everything from NyQuil to Ben & Jerry’s, from motor oil to pantyhose. It also features a variety of beverages for prices lower than at the Commons, the student center and Travers/Wolfe. 

C-Store Supervisor Rebecca Carey said the store is trying to adapt its prices to those in a regular supermarket. Originally, she said, the large bottled water cost $1.99 at the C-Store. The price has recently been amended to a more reasonable $1.19. 

However, a few things that normally characterize convenience stores are missing from the shelves— most notably, condoms, magazines, lottery tickets and something resembling a Slurpee machine. 

Carey said most of these staples should be on their way. 

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