Campus convenience store briefly rendered inconvenient

"More or less."

By Spencer Israel
Staff writer

The 24 Shop, the new university convenience store in the Denton Community that never closes, closed yesterday.

Workers noticed the shop’s cash register screens had frozen around 3:30 p.m. They shut the doors and contacted their supervisor, and from there Dining Services technology support staff solved the problem remotely 5-7 minutes later, according to Dining Services spokesman Bart Hipple.

“It could have been any number of things,” he said. “It could have been a system overload, a problem with the cable line or something else.”

These freezes have come up mostly in the dining halls, Hipple added, but not as often as they used to “back in the day.” He said there was no way to know how much business they lost in the time they were closed.

“It caught me off guard,” he said. “Fortunately this was resolved very quickly and we were able to reopen soon after it happened.”

If you or anyone you know was affected by the 300-second interruption of service, please email staff writer Spencer Israel at israel@umdbk.com with your tale of woe.

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