University Textbook and Supply owner hopes to change road name

Caitlin Carter

Soon, a portion of Old Morgantown Road may be renamed Bookstore Way.

The portion, which would begin at Rochester Avenue and end at University Boulevard, is scheduled to be renamed because of the expansion of University Textbook and Supply, owner Robert Hall said.

At a Bowling Green City Commission meeting on Feb. 1, the proposal to rename this portion of the road passed in its first reading by a 4-0 vote.

If the proposal passes in its second reading, Hall will be responsible for purchasing the appropriate signage.

Hall said UTS has a growing number of customers, and a new building and parking lot is being constructed to accommodate them.

“We’re going from 14 to 25 parking spaces,” Hall said. “We’re doing this to better serve everyone.”

The building is expected to be completed by March 15, he said.

For the site work, Hall said several alleys were closed, making travel confusing for emergency vehicles.

So Hall said he petitioned to change the road name to eliminate error.

After only having to gain three signatures, Hall said he submitted a name suggestion, which was passed by city officials.

With other road construction taking place on Old Morgantown Road, Hall said the road name change is just one aspect of the betterment of Old Morgantown Road.

“There’s exciting things going on our side of the railroad tracks,” Hall said.