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As students were welcomed back to campus on January 13, all scheduled renovations were completed…except for one.
Resembling a smaller version of the Yawkey Student Dining Room, the Muddy River Café, which reopened on February 4, represents the college’s latest construction milestone.
In addition to the panini station and a yogurt bar that were featured at the old Muddy River Café, there are now multiple stations, featuring breakfast entrees such as grilled breakfast sandwiches and lunch and dinner options such as oven baked pasta, toasted subs and custom salads.
Items can be purchased a la carte or used as a meal swipe equivalency, in which students can add a supplementary side item at breakfast or two items during lunch and dinner. Side items include tater tots and fresh fruit at breakfast and French fries, baked macaroni and cheese and chips during lunch and dinner. Also included in the meal swipe equivalency are a beverage, offered during all three meals, and a house-baked desert, offered only during lunch and dinner.
Although beautiful, the new café has its flaws. Due to a smaller internal doorway, it can only be accessed from external doors on the newly constructed patio. Also, there is no bathroom located directly inside the café, meaning students, workers and guests must go outside to access one within either the Jean Yawkey Center or the Administration Building.