Gift Shop Receives New Look, Name
This week guests and visitors of The Inn at Ole Miss will notice a newly renovated and reinvigorated Brandt Gift Shop, fully stocked with snacks, sundries and exclusive Ole Miss Alumni Association merchandise.
The gift shop, conveniently located in The Inn at Ole Miss lobby, is now directly operated by Inn staff and the Ole Miss Alumni Association, which manages the Inn.
The gift shop was made possible by a generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Brandt (BA 59) of Houston, Texas. For six years, it was managed by Barnes & Noble, which manages the Ole Miss Bookstore in the Student Union.
“The new Brandt Gift Shop will be officially open for the first home football game against UL-Lafayette,” said Gaye Bukur, general manager of The Inn at Ole Miss. “Under direct operation by the Inn, visitors and guests will enjoy a shop with extended hours, better merchandise and more convenience. We are excited to have this amenity for our guests who may have forgotten to pack everything they need.”
Cold soft drinks, snacks, candy and necessary items for busy travelers all have a home in the new gift shop.
OMAA management also means more popular Ole Miss Alumni Association merchandise. Visitors and guests will enjoy a new retail location for OMAA clothing and gifts, including polo shirts by Nike, Fairway & Greene, Ping, Under Armour, Ashworth and other brands. Caps, t-shirts, and a wide array of Ole Miss gifts are for sale in the gift shop. The full stock of Ole Miss Alumni merchandise was previously only available online at www.olemissalumni.com/shop.
The next time you are on campus, stop by The Inn at Ole Miss for a look at the “new” Brandt Gift Shop.