Goodbye Cafe Belvin, Hello Old Main Market

The Houstonian [Aug. 25] discusses the new 32,000 sq ft, 600-seating dining facility, Old Main Market:
[It] boasts nine different food stations, each with unique options readily available for the average student.

Old Main Market is a part of Aramark's Fresh Food Company, which is designed to "meet the needs and preferences of today's students, faculty and staff that are looking to balance their health, wellness and lifestyle goals."

The facility opened at the beginning of August.

"This new facility is a great example of honoring our past as the university continues its outstanding progress," University President Dana Gibson said. "The Old Main Market name pays homage to the past in a facility that provides our students a next generation dining experience. "

The nine stations include the International Grille; the Mediterranean Grille, which offers hot dishes made on its round, flat, open grill; the Comfort Station, which serves traditional comfort foods; the brick oven, which serves pizza, calzones and baked pastas; a bakery / dessert Station; a produce market / deli and a 24-hour breakfast station, featuring waffles, omelets and cereal.
The headline mentions Cafe Belvin but the article does not - especially since the new facility actually replaces the decades-old Belvin eatery (i.e. Belvin's not an additional eating option - it's entirely closed). President Gibson's comment of the new dining hall serving as a "great example of honoring our past" also seems out of context unless one understands the significance of Old Main, also not mentioned in the article.


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