Two Java Cities possible

Tanya Marsh

Tanya Marsh

Union construction caused inconveniences for many dining locations. But for Java City, the relocation was so positive, administrators are looking at making the change permanent.

The coffee shop, normally housed in the bustling union, was relocated to the quieter NFA building, and it’s been a hit.

Doug Wermedal, assistant dean of student affairs, said, “The location has proved popular. People have … voted with how they’ve used the service that they like it.”

While Java City will move into the remodeled Union when it reopens this summer, it’s a possibility that the NFA branch will remain open as well.

Changes need to be made before the idea is approved, Wermedal said, including remodeling the floor covering and installing additional plumbing.

If these changes are made and the project is approved, it would be for a one-year trial.

“We would be piloting this location for another year to see if it’s popular with another (Java City) 50 yards down the concrete,” Wermedal said.

The possible double whammy could also provide a more permanent venue for the quality food laboratory to host luncheons four days a week as part of a hospitality management program.

Assistant professor Lee Frantz said the possiblility of a more permanent Java City in NFA would allow the class to stop flip-flopping for space in the building. Right now, dinners for the class are held in a classroom.

“We’ve made them into a dining room and turned them back into classrooms. This would give us a more permanent dining option,” Frantz said.

For quality food students and java drinkers alike, the possibility of leaving open the “introvert caf