Inside the Journal of a People’s Place Jerk

Posted: November 23, 2008 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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People’s Place, the cutout coffee shop in the basement of Hendricks Chapel, has become sort of a home for me, or rather, a paradise because it’s filled with coffee and yummylicious goodies. I’ve worked there since the first day of classes my freshman year, and after I got over the fact that I would perpetually wreak of the flavor of the day, I realized that this is probably the best job I’ve ever had.

Born in the spring of 1971, Ted Finlayson-Schueler started People’s Place “because there was nowhere on campus for students to gather.” Since its beginnings, the institution has been known as a place where people could come to buy cheap (amazing) coffee, catch up between classes, and be themselves.

“The first students to begin gathering in the Chapel were commuting students who had no place to spend time between classes. Once People’s Place got underway a broad mix of undergraduate and graduate students began to show up,” Finlayson-Schueler said. Nowadays, everyone from little freshies to SU Transportation Services employees use People’s Place as their watering hole.

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A lot of quirky shiz happens at my place of business…I’ll keep you updated so that you can laugh, cry, and enjoy the sweet establishment that is People’s Place right along with me.

Sam Morgenstern

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