ANTIGONISH: StFX University has announced that their food services provider, Sodexo, will be bringing a full-service Starbucks to campus.
Bob Hale, StFX’s director of ancillary services, said as part of the recent tendering process for food services on campus, in which Sodexo regained the contract, part of the deal will see the opening of a full-service Starbucks location in the space now occupied by Mini Moe’s in Morrison Hall.
Renovations will begin on May 6, with the new fully-functioning Starbucks open for the upcoming school year, with new seating and Starbucks-brand décor. While renovations are ongoing over the summer months, Sodexo will operate a temporary location in the Yellow Room in Morrison Hall.
Hale advised with the addition of the full-service location on campus, the current “We Proudly Brew” Starbucks offerings at the Keating Centre and Bloomfield Centre cafés will no longer be offered.
In addition to the full-service Starbucks, extensive renovations will be completed to the Bloomfield Centre, resulting in the offering of five additional places for students to grab a bite to refuel.
A salad bar, Just Us! Coffee, a taco bar, and a homemade milkshake station will join the current Bloomfield Grill and Rita Wrap offerings.
“We’ll still be serving Rita Wraps,” Hale assures of the “StFX essential” that’s served hot off the press. “That’s the number one question we receive.”
The Bloomfield Café closed on April 12 and will reopen for September. The renovations will include a new flow to the survey, new furniture and five additional offerings.
When it reopens this fall, the new offerings on tap will include; Noodle House – bowls served with a choice of crisp vegetables, noodles, protein and toppings; Farmer’s Field – made-to-order salads where customers can choose a selection from the chef’s creations or customers create their own salad with fresh and local feature ingredients, topped off with homemade dressings; B’Rito Taqueria – takes the custom burrito concept to a new level with daily protein, rice and bean features, custom burritos, bowls, tacos and salads; Just Us! Coffee – a worker co-operative exclusively roasting specialty-grade certified fair trade organic coffee in Nova Scotia; and Old Fashion Milkshakes – classic vanilla, chocolate or strawberry milkshakes topped off with all the trimmings, or, try one of the featured shake creations, strawberry cheesecake or triple chocolate.