A Push for Local Java At UNCW

Wilmington, NC – A UNCW student is trying to persuade the university into bringing a Wilmington coffee shop onto campus.

The university is looking to open a coffee shop inside the Randall Library. Graduate student David Harris-Gershon caught wind of the plan and started circulating a petition to bring in Folk's Caf .

More than 700 people have signed the online petition,and Harris-Gershon says opening up the campus to a local coffee shop could boost the university's ties to the community.

Folk's Caf owner Allan Swart says knew nothing of the university's plans until Harris-Gershon called and asked if it was okay to push for the caf .

The university says it's weighing several factors including price.