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 in the summer of 2020. 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.
Mustang Station patio
Completed in spring 2020, the university’s pizza parlor and gathering spot was reimagined by Facilities Operations and Capital Projects was opened up with a new design. The already popular hangout spot was given an outdoor space so Cal Poly community members could take advantage of the beautiful Central Coast weather. The addition of a patio at Mustang Station added 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.
Completed in the summer of 2019, the University Union Starbucks underwent a major renovation modernized the space to align with current franchise standards. Following a thorough analysis of the production line, this transformation improved wait times and flow, and generated a better customer experience.