P.O.D. opens in Gore Hall
Published: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Updated: Thursday, September 1, 2011 03:09
Students taking classes close to Gore Hall will have a new option for food and refreshments this fall with the opening of a new market inside the building.
During the summer, Dining Services transformed a student lounge in Gore 105 into a Provisions on Demand Express. The store will open on Thursday, after a 2-day delay caused by this weekend's hurricane.
This new campus dining site will sell coffee, drinks, fruit, sandwiches, wraps and salads, according to Meghan Reess, marketing director of Dining Services.
Reess stated in an email message that the new P.O.D. Express will be similar to the P.O.D on Laird Campus, but its location on South College Avenue will be convenient for students seeking refreshments between classes.
The P.O.D. Express will also join the growing number of university locations with markets offering UDairy Creamery products. The P.O.D. Express will sell hand-dipped cones, milkshakes and pints of ice cream from the creamery.
Reess said the store will have "the same freshness, quality and modern feel of the Pencader P.O.D.," but will provide students with more of a "quick option between classes."
Reess said the P.O.D. Express was placed in Gore because the hall is a central location on The Green that would attract substantial food traffic during the week.
Other nearby university dining locations are across the street in Smith Hall and the Trabant Food Court less than a block away. The P.O.D. Express will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sophomore Gabrielle Wamboldt said the location will be convenient for students who are on The Green during the day.
"Location-wise, it seems to be in better reach if you're in the middle of The Green for students, as opposed to if you're right across the street like in Smith or Trabant," Wamboldt said. "It is easier if you have classes on The Green to just swoop in without crossing streets, where it gets hectic and you can potentially be late for classes."
The new market will cater to students who live on the North Green, which is not near a dining hall, junior Alison Kane said.
"Last year I lived on the North Green, and there's really nowhere else like that [there]," Kane said. "The people on East Campus have the Harry Mart, and they also have the [P.O.D.] on Laird already, so the North Green people are missing out."