New food vendors announced for MacHall

The Students’ Union has finalized three of four potential new food vendors in the MacHall food court.

Curry & Grill, Korean BBQ and Umi Sushi will open this fall as SU renovations in the student centre complete, alongside increased seating.

“These are all from student recommendations,” said vice-president operations and finance James Delaney. “We sent out a call for student opinions on what kind of vendors they wanted to see and Indian and Korean foods were actually near the top, along with Japanese.”

Healthy foods were also high on the list for those students that responded, but Delaney said even though the SU tried to satisfy the request they were unable to find that type of vendor that could work in the space.

“Not surprisingly these type of vendors are very difficult to find,” said Delaney. “We had one that we were pretty excited about that pulled out, so we did approach several.”

The original plan was for four new vendors but the SU ran into some building code issues as all new structures need to be within 45 metres of a fire exit, a requirement the last location didn’t meet.

“We are working that out,” said Delaney, explaining that the fourth vendor is still a strong possibility. “If you get a guarantee that you are going to address the issue within three years you can go ahead with your plans.”

The SU summer renovations will also add new club and office space along with a relocated and expanded That Empty Space on the first floor.

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