Illinois Basketball: Fighting Illini Pop Up Shop Opens in Chicago for the NCAA Tournament

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With the Fighting Illini winning the Big Ten conference tournament and getting a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Illini alums and students are excited.

It was the first day being open for business for the Illini store, a pop-up shop in Lincoln Park. The line was out the door around the block.

"We started painting Thursday night and by Sunday at noon, this was open," said Steven Farag, the owner of Campus Ink. The company's head of marketing, Laken Browning said, "It's crazy. People have been waiting for this. The hype and excitement. There's magic in the air."

Thanks to ABC 7 Chicago for stopping out and visiting our Illini Pop Up Shop on opening day. 

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