Offering three-stories of increased indoor and outdoor seating, six unique dining venues, lounge space and game tables, the Vista Grande Dining Complex will be ready to serve the campus during the 2019/2020 academic year. All of these amenities will be housed in a modern building that boasts LEED Gold certification for sustainable, resource-efficient design. The six nutrition-focused restaurants will provide fresh, healthy, made-to-order food options for all diets, lifestyles and busy student schedules.
Building 19, the campus’ primary food service and production facility, will undergo a major renovation to create a student-centric dining facility that will complement a planned update the University Union. Construction on the project will start during the 2019/2020 academic year. The design will modernize food service and improve the overall student experience by increasing campus connectivity. Taking inspiration from the Ferry Building in San Francisco, Chelsea Market in New York, and Krog Street Market in Atlanta, Building 19 will be home to nine separate food venues with outside seating and a deck.
Grand Avenue market
Right in the yakʔitʸutʸu neighborhood, Grand Avenue Market will open in the fall of 2019 and bring with it all the essentials from beverages and snacks to fresh fruit and Poly Fresh Grab-and-Go items. The neighborhood market features hot bites for those on a tight schedule as well as a new Campus Dining line of heat-and-serve meals. Grand Avenue Market makes dining convenient, flexible and delicious for those on a busy schedule.
Starting in the summer of 2019, the University Union Starbucks will be undergoing major renovations that will modernize the space to align it with current franchise standards. Following a thorough analysis of the production line, this transformation will improve wait times and flow to generate a better customer experience.
Mustang Station patio
The university’s pizza parlor and gathering spot is about to become a lot more inviting. Reimaging the use of current available space, Facilities Operations and Capital Projects has created a design that will open up the already popular hangout spot and create outdoor space to take advantage of the beautiful Central Coast weather. The addition of a patio at Mustang Station will add room for roughly three dozen outdoor seats so patrons can enjoy their food and beverage of choice while watching the game on a four plex video screen or enjoying company around a fire place.