September 14, 2012 – Laurentian University today announced the opening of two new food and beverage locations at its Ramsey Lake Road campus, part of a long-term plan to create dynamic new social spaces for students, staff and faculty, and to enhance campus life.
“We’ve looked at the University setting as a series of neighbourhoods, and we are responding to the needs of these areas with new services,” said Laurentian VP, Administration, Carol McAulay. “The additional food and drink options will be a reflection of the needs expressed by our university community,” she added.
The new Starbucks location is at the western end of the campus, between the Library and the Engineering building. It will offer a range of snacks, coffee, blended and bottled beverages, and will provide 32 additional seating spaces adjacent to the Library. Renovations to the Rotunda of the Library have also created 4 new quiet study rooms and a fifth room was created on the second level.
The East Bistro is located on the ground floor of the new East Residence building, officially opened in late August. East Bistro will offer a range of hot and cold beverages and a menu of fresh food choices, including salads and Panini (grilled sandwiches). The Bistro provides comfortable seating as well as an array of armchairs around a fireplace.
The university’s main cafeteria location in the Great Hall will also undergo a makeover in the year ahead. As part of a long-term $2-million food services modernization plan, the University will begin renovations in the Great Hall in the spring/summer of 2013.
“We’re really responding to what we’ve heard from students, in providing a broader range of food and beverage options, and at the same time creating comfortable and welcoming spaces for our students, staff and faculty to relax, read and socialize,” said VP McAulay. “The overall plan is to enhance the student experience on campus, but we hope that all members of the broader Sudbury community will enjoy the benefits of these improvements,” she added.
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