Oct. 15

Business Café to close for remodeling

by Paula Van Brocklin

Patrons of the Business Café in the Gerdin Business Building will have to temporarily find a new place to grab a cup of coffee, beginning Nov. 19. That's when the café will shut down for a seven-week renovation to enhance its offerings. The café is scheduled to reopen Jan. 11.

The seven-week shutdown should impact students and staff only for four weeks, since renovations will occur during both the Thanksgiving and winter breaks.

Updates involve expanding the existing space to the west to make room for an espresso machine and a full line of specialty drinks (like smoothies and frappes).

"Right now, we only have space to offer brewed coffee [in the Business Café]," said Brittney Rutherford, communications specialist with the residence department.

The renovation also includes a new cold case for refrigerated items, which will allow patrons to grab their own pre-packaged sandwiches.

Rutherford added that the new and improved Business Café will have better traffic flow, and a similar look and feel to other dining facilities around campus, especially Bookends in the library.

The Business Café renovation is a joint effort funded by ISU Dining and the College of Business.