Village Market Extends Summer Hours Through September, Will Close at 8 p.m.

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The “10 o’clock Market rush” may no longer be a thing, because the store must maintain its limited summer hours through the start of this semester.

Due to the hospitalization of two employees, the Market is extending its summer hours and will close daily at 8 p.m. (instead of the usual midnight closing) into the beginning of the academic year and the foreseeable future.

Manager Tim Newton is urging students to “anticipate their needs.” That being said, those 11:55 p.m. Market runs for Red Bull and Cheez-Its may have to actually be a planned activity instead of a last minute, sprint-or-die venture.

Starting in approximately three weeks, employees may stay and keep Gambier’s only market open a few hours later on peak nights, such as Friday, until they have a large enough staff to bring the institution back to normal business hours. With luck, our beloved Market will return to its normal hours in the coming weeks. Until then, stock up on your favorites before the 8 p.m. Market nerd bell strikes.

Theft at Village Market, Over $6,000 Taken

This post was authored by Henri Gendreau ’16, Associate Managing Editor for the Collegian.

Village Market Manager Tim Newton said video footage revealed that an individual used a crowbar to gain entry to the Market.

Village Market Manager Tim Newton said video footage revealed that an individual used a crowbar to gain entry to the Market. (Credit — Henri Gendreau)

A person dressed in a black hoodie, mask and sporting gloves broke into the Village Market over the weekend, making off with $6,170.12 in cash, checks and change.

Video footage reveals that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, an individual crow-barred the Market’s back doors and an inner door, according to Village Market Manager Tim Newton.

Newton said that when he came in on Saturday morning he noticed that “the door leading from the Deli was not locked” — it was ajar.

“As I was doing my rounds, checking things out, I noticed that cash and checks and change were missing,” he said. Continue reading