Billiken 2 Billiken Resale Store Opens
Forgot the can opener? Need a lamp to study by? Saint Louis University’s new Billiken 2 Billiken (B2B) resale shop has just what you need to make your SLU dorm room feel like home.
The new on-campus resale store opens today on the ground floor of DeMattias Hall. The store will be open throughout Fall Move-In.
Billiken 2 Billiken’s shelves are stocked with gently-used items donated by the SLU community. The store’s inventory ranges from bath supplies to pots and pans to refrigerators to stuffed pals awaiting a place atop a residence hall bed.
B2B Fall Move-In Hours
- The store opens at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 23.
- The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Pricing System Dot Colors
The store’s items are available at bargain prices. Some items are available for free. The store uses a color-coded dot pricing system.
- Red – Free
- Orange - $1
- Yellow – $2
- Green – $3
- Light Blue – $5
- Blue – $6
- Purple – $10
- Pink – $20
- White – As written
Billiken 2 Billiken, formerly SLU’s “Trash to Treasure” program, was reimagined to redistribute donated items back to students on-campus. The B2B program redirects usable items from landfill dumpsters to the resale shelves, and proceeds from item sales benefit student-focused efforts on campus.
B2B is just one of the newly-launched resources aimed at supporting student life on campus. In 2018, Billiken Bounty, a student-led, student-staffed food resource, opened on campus to ensure that Billikens have a place to shop bridge gaps that can lead to food insecurity, a growing concern on college campuses nationwide. Students can also access other resource centers on campus, including a clothing closet founded by students that received one of the University’s bicentennial 1818 Grants.
- The store will be open regularly during the fall semester from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.