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September 30, 2013

IUP to spend $37M on dining

INDIANA — Indiana University of Pennsylvania is spending $37 million on new dining facilities to entice students and alleviate crowding.

School officials say the 400-seat, $6.5 million Crimson Cafe will include a Starbucks, a pizza eatery, and other specialty foods. It’s set to open in the fall of 2014, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Monday.

The existing Folger Dining Hall will be renovated by the fall of 2015 from a retail food court to an all-you-can-eat dining area. It will include chefs at cooking stations.

Officials say the construction is being done because 7,000 students – a 15 percent increase – are projected to use campus meal plans in the next several years. Student dining fees are expected to pay for the work.


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