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Friday, June 7, 2013

International Village Expansion

Friday, June 7, 2013 | 9:59 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , , , No comments

HAPPY SUMMER HUSKIES! What an exciting year we had. From great events like a wild Mardi Gras celebration in February and a "Taste of Hawaii" at Educate Your Palate in April to the grand opening of the completely renovated dining area at the Curry Student Center this year has been unlike any other for us at Northeastern University. And speaking of renovations, this summer is packed with even more construction to bring you some exciting new changes for September.

In case you haven't heard, International Village Dining is expanding. The area just inside the door leading down to the dining area, including the Cyber Café and entrance ramp, is being completely reimagined to bring you an expanded dining experience.

Upon entering the new entrance area, guests will be greeted by a new checker station including two digital screens similar to the ones used at the Curry Student Center. One of these boards will show daily meal specials at International Village, retail promotions for locations across campus, information about upcoming events in the Xhibition Kitchen, and much more. Perhaps more importantly though, the other board will display the day's menu options at the Deli To Go. What is Deli To Go you ask? I'm glad you asked! Deli To Go is one of our new initiatives offering guests who don't have time for a full meal to place an order for a freshly prepared sandwich or wrap and have it delivered right to the checker station for you to pick up. With a rotating menu of chef-designed specialty sandwiches, Deli To Go will be your one-stop spot for a quick lunch on the go.

In the picture above, you can see the entrance ramp is now to the left of the checker station - running along the windows - and will bring you down to the first level. This first level, behind the red wall in the first photo, contains the aforementioned deli, expanded and relocated from its old location, along with Zone 7, our brand new allergen conscious dining station. Zone 7 will serve food prepared without seven major food allergens - milk, eggs, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, and gluten (including wheat). This will be a great addition for guests with food allergies or for anyone else looking for a new spin on classic recipes.

Finally, as you turn the corner and make your way down the new second ramp into the familiar dining area you know and love, we have a few more surprises for you. The area where the checker station was located will now be a new bar-style seating area with high top tables and chairs. In addition, the former deli location is now a completely independent Kosher dining station complete with dedicated heating elements and refrigerators.

We are very excited about these upcoming changes to the dining experience at International Village. Construction has already begun so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine all summer for exclusive sneak peeks at the construction progress (and for all the great information we send out during the school year as well!).


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