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Stores stock up on new UT gear

Stores stock up on new UT gear

Stores in East Tennessee are already stocked up with new UT gear.
 
Hounddogs in West Knoxville received dozens of shipments of new items this summer.

Manager Jesse Thomason says new hot items are decorative license plates, sideline polo shirts, and bobble heads.

Their store plans to stay stocked this football season, but Thomason encourages shoppers to come early.

Target stays open late for UT freshmen

Target stays open late for UT freshmen

A lot of public places are open later than ever these days, from restaurants to grocery stores. But department stores usually aren't on the list.

One of them in West Knoxville made an exception Thursday for a certain group of people.

Normally the Target on Ray Mears Boulevard near West Town Mall would close at 11 o'clock, but it stayed open an extra hour and a half just for UT freshmen as part of UT's Welcome Week events.

Students arrived on free bus rides from campus, and Target was ready to help them pick up those last-minute college essentials.

Trader Joe's finally opens its doors!

Trader Joe's finally opens its doors!

The new Trader Joe's on Kingston Pike opened Friday in the Suburban Plaza shopping center.

Employees say they don't take themselves too seriously, and offer a different shopping environment.

If you want to try a product, just ask a staff member and you can sample in the store.

From the basic to the exotic, the store boasts a wide range of products.