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SU announces dining options at renovated Schine Student Center

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Syracuse University’s renovated Schine Student Center will feature new dining options, including local and national chains, as well as a dining space with additional seating, the university announced Tuesday.

SU multi-million dollar effort to renovate the student center began in May 2019, with construction finishing in time for the start of the spring semester on February 8.

New dining options in the renovated building will include popular Chinese fast food chain Panda Express, natural food chain CoreLife Eatery and The Halal Shack, an Albany-based Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant franchise. Tomato Wheel, a pizzeria introduced to campus by Food Services in 2018, and Dunkin’ will also return to the building.

The renovated food court will also host local businesses. Cafe Biscottié, an Italian bakery in the Northside neighborhood of Syracuse, will host a kiosk. The Marcellus-based Chocolate Pizza Company, owned by SU graduate Ryan Novak, will offer gourmet chocolates.

Schine will also offer a revamped dining room that will include seating such as booths and stools. The building’s food court will be open until 11 p.m. in the spring semester.

Public health guidelines require in-person dining in the area to close at 10 p.m., but SU believes Schine will eventually become the campus’ late-night dining destination once the regulations are lifted, the university said.

Kimmel Food Court, which closed permanently at the end of the fall semester, will transfer its food service staff to Schine and other positions on campus.

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