INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Indiana University of Pennsylvania is spending $37 million on new dining facilities to entice students and alleviate crowding.
School officials say the 400-seat, $6.5 million Crimson Cafe will include a Starbucks, a pizza eatery, and other specialty foods. It's set to open in the fall of 2014, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/169J9iH ) reports Monday.
The existing Folger Dining Hall will be renovated by the fall of 2015 from a retail food court to an all-you-can-eat dining area. It will include chefs at cooking stations.
Officials say the construction is being done because 7,000 students — a 15 percent increase — are projected to use campus meal plans in the next several years. Student dining fees are expected to pay for the work.