Texas A&M System Regents Approve West Campus Dining Facility
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved the construction of a $15 million dining facility to serve the needs of students, faculty and staff on the West Campus of Texas A&M University.
Construction is expected to start June 20 on the West Campus dining facility, which will be located in the West Campus Quadrangle bounded by the Biochemistry/Biophysics building, the HEEP Center, the Kleberg Center and the Rosenthal Meat Science & Technology Center.
New dining venues will include Chick-fil-A, Houston Street Subs, Copperhead Jacks (serving TexMex food) and a to-be determined salad concept.
Chartwells is the current dining vendor at Texas A&M. The West Campus dining facility will include indoor seating for 390 people and outdoor seating for 80.
There are currently 41 dining locations on the Texas A&M campus.
Earlier this year, a task force concluded that a dining facility was needed in the West Campus area, and it was determined that the West Campus was highly underserved compared to dining opportunities in the East Campus area.
In addition, Texas A&M’s Master Campus Plan identified areas of campus where food service was lacking. West Campus was determined to be an area where additional food venues were needed, and these would serve as an “anchor” that could link West Campus and East Campus.
The project is expected to be completed by June 2021.
Thursday’s meeting of the regents was conducted virtually via video teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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