Good things come to those who wait . . . . That’s the underlying message of our Juice Bar competition, and I am sure the people looking to buy food and drink in the space once known as the Juice Bar hope this mantra applies to them as well.
So here is the update: as I reported on December 10, our selection committee reviewed nine strong applications, and then interviewed three of the finalists. We have now settled on our winners, and are very excited about the vision and menus they will bring to the erstwhile Juice Bar (whether it gets a new name remains to be seen). What’s interesting about their proposal is that it prominently features food options that the Grille does not currently offer (some might call these options healthy alternatives). In fact, almost all of the proposals stressed the need for healthy/nutritious/local food options on campus. Which isn’t to say that the Grille doesn’t offer healthy alternatives–only that we could easily expand the possibilities in this area.
So what does this new vision of the Juice Bar look like, and who won the competition?! You will have to wait until tomorrow (that is, Thursday the 20th) for the answer because I promised the CAMPUS that they could break the news.
Update: you can read the CAMPUS article here, which nicely covers all the salient points.
Also, on behalf of our selection commitee, I want to thank all the students who sent us such creative Juice Bar proposals. Kudos to the students who will be launching their venture this spring: David Dolifka, Kate Strangfeld, Ben Blackshear, Jessi Stevens, and Sarah King.