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New food court opens Dec. 11: UPDATED

December 3, 2014 — 

The renovated food court in University Centre opens December 11. Dining services general manager Dean Duff says that though the pre-holiday break opening will be something of a soft opening because it’s a quiet time at the university, all except the Flex station will be open to customers. The new design, including a completely revised layout and new food concepts, will feature a bright, contemporary aesthetic and improved flow. Shawarma, Fresh (salad bar), Wok, Pizza, Grill and Home Zone will all be open starting Dec. 11.

“Now, with the seven cash registers at each location, you stand in line once. It’s about using the space a little more effectively,” Seating will also be a vast improvement, with a mix of different options from rail seating to low leather club seating to high-top and low cocktail tables. The Fireplace Lounge will be converted to seating but remain a flex space, with moveable (and removeable) furniture.

In October, Duff told UM Today that things were progressing as planned, with a December 1 construction completion date and an opening scheduled for December 8.

See UM Today‘s sneak peak of the extensive changes here.

*Update as of Dec. 9: We have been informed that the food court will open on Thursday, Dec. 11, and this story has been changed to reflect that update. Originally, this story said that the food court would open Dec. 10.

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