I’ll admit it. I really miss the old Brady Commons. I miss the places to sit. I miss the places to socialize. And I really, really miss the Chick-Fil-A.
Lucky for me, the main dining area of the new MU Student Center will open in August of this year, rather than spring 2011 as originally planned.
Michelle Froese, spokeswoman for Student Auxiliary Services at MU, said construction on the student center is running ahead of schedule so the atrium area can open early. This area will provide dining, lounge and study space for students. New dining facilities will include:
- Kate and Emma’s, for sandwiches and wraps
- Infusion Coffee and Bakery
- Pomodoro, for pizza and pasta
- Sunshine Sushi
- Del Mundo, for Brazilian barbecue and carved meats
Froese said these food outlets were chosen based on feedback from Campus Dining Services. I suppose we’ll survive without a Chick-Fil-A.
Froese said she’s hopeful that crews can finish the final portion of the student center ahead of schedule as well. This area would include a convenience store, additional dining options and lounge space, a games and programming area and new offices for the Center for Social Justice and student media.
Read the full article on the student center’s early opening here.