By Sara Strickroot
Andrew Denton ’13 and Thomas Alligood ’13 are co-owners of Campus Corner, a high-end men’s clothing store located in downtown Greenville.
The co-owners wanted to be close to campus and be a part of the new redevelopment of downtown Greenville. According to Denton, the store attracts a good mix of students, alumni, and Greenville residents.
One of the biggest challenges the co-owners face with their business is online sale competition. “Online sales are big now for shoppers and not as many people go into stores to shop as often now,” says Denton. “We are overcoming this by starting an e-commerce website.”
Denton and Alligood were roommates at ECU where Denton majored in business and Alligood majored in industrial technology. They are currently members of Pirate Club.
“Growing up a Pirate fan and attending East Carolina sporting events made it an easy decision to attend East Carolina,” says Denton. “I love the Pirates, the education I received, and the people I met while attending ECU.”
Andrew Denton (left) and Thomas Alligood inside their store.