May 1 , 2006
Other summer options during Cox Hall work
BY michael terrazas
Cox Hall will close for the summer June 5 as it undergoes significant renovations, both outside and inside, but there will be plenty of dining options for staff, faculty and students working on campus during the summer heat.
Two of Cox Hall’s more popular restaurant choices—the perennial favorite Chick-fil-A and Emory Market, which offers down-home Southern-style cooking—will relocate to The Depot, which for the first time will be open for summer business beginning Tuesday, May 16, according to April McMahan, assistant food service liaison, and Alison Barclay, marketing manager for Emory Dining.
The Depot will add extra tables to accommodate diners who otherwise might go to Cox, McMahan said, and will operate Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Also, tables have been added on the Dobbs Center’s lower-level brick patio for visitors who want to enjoy their meals al fresco.
Also open in the Dobbs Center will be Einstein Bros. Bagels (downstairs) and Ultimate Dining upstairs, which will offer a discounted lunch rate ($6.50 for all-you-care-to-eat) to Emory faculty and staff. Ultimate Dining will be open from 7–9 a.m. for breakfast and from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. for lunch. McMahan said, while much of the restaurant’s menu will cater to the summer campers who flood the Dobbs Center each year (think: hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza), there will also be lunch choices for grown-ups, such as a salad bar, sandwich deli and a pasta bar.
In other areas of campus, the new Jazzman’s Café in Woodruff Library will open May 22 for a two-week summer trial period. If enough diners patronize the library’s café between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to make operation financially viable, it will continue for the rest of the summer.
Up the hill in the Goizueta Business School’s new building, another Einstein Bros. will operate from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., and across Clifton Road those same hours will be kept by Café a la Cart in the School of Law. In the Rollins School of Public Health, Sub Connection will operate from 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. All of the above eateries will be closed on weekends.
Finally, at Clairmont Campus, Sky Ranch Grill and Sub Connection in the Student Activity and Academic Center will operate weekdays from noon–7 p.m. On weekends, the restaurants will have pre-made food available through the convenience-store-style “E-Store” at Clairmont.
Meanwhile, ongoing during all this will be an expansion of Cox Hall capacity by 150 seats inside, along with the addition of more tables outside along Asbury Circle. Some of the previous outdoor seating area will remain and will be augmented by more tables on Asbury’s red bricks.
Inside, new dining options will be a Salsa Rico (a Mexican-style burrito eatery), a Pizza Hut and an expanded Emory Market with a deli and salad bar to complement the current Southern-style cooking. Also available will be a juice bar and a coffee shop, which will stay open later than the rest of the food-serving offerings. The cashier area will be relocated and streamlined.
“Our goal is to improve customer satisfaction by making the lines move quicker and provide more space and food options for our customers,” McMahan said.
Summer hours begin in all locations on May 16. For a full listing of campus dining locations, hours, meal plans and menus, visit www.emory.edu/dining.