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Shop Geneva

This Saturday, the Office of Intercultural Affairs has arranged a local shopping excursion to give students the opportunity to visit various area stores and restaurants to see what Geneva has to offer – including antiques, hobbies, clothes and more.

The group will head out on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., and will spend the next couple of hours or so stopping at local businesses, including:

  • Geneva Antique: hosts more than 20 dealers and features antiques and collectibles, glassware, books and jewelry;
  • Lake City Hobby: kites, darts, comic books and miscellaneous toy and hobby products;
  • Style Plus: clothes and fitted hats;
  • Alejo’s Mini Market: a family-owned business, features mostly Spanish food;
  • Uncommon Threads: the store sells wigs, clothes, jewelry and gowns;
  • The Yarn Shop: Knitting supplies;
  • The Liden Exchange: Thrift store operated by Trinity Church (clothes, toys)


Transportation is provided, and those who attend will receive a voucher for a free coffee and a muffin at the newest café in Geneva, OPUS, which will be a stop along the end of the route.

“Shopping in Geneva offers students the opportunity to find quality products that are usually fairly inexpensive, and you know you are helping the community progress when you do,” says event organizer Carolyn Vasquez’13.

Those interested in attending need to sign up at the Intercultural Affairs Office. Contact Alejandra Molina at or Carolyn Vasquez at to sign up or for more information.