The semester is well on its way to being complete. Many students had knowledge about the upcoming renovation of McCall Dining Hall, but didn’t know when it was going to start.
The tentative date now to begin work is April 20 and it is expected to be completed by the start of the fall semester. " Many of the contingency plans have not been worked out," said Edward Alfred, GSU facilities planner.
According to Alfred students would be served meals out of the Women’s gym until the project is complete. However, Tyree Williams a freshman from Dallas thinks different about eating in the gym, " I am very excited about the plans to renovate the cafe. I am not to happy about the plans to eat out of the women’s gym," said Williams."
"Over the past few years there has been work done to McCall Dining Hall," Alfred said in a recent interview, "but it was over four years ago." The new cafe will feature a bar area that will over look the Favrot Student Union, a sitting area for students, new furniture, cosmetic work and just a better atmosphere.
Also, the main entrance into the cafe will be different. It will sit on the corner of Main St. and Robinson St, at an angle. The building will also a a modern look to it.
"Though I don’t live on campus, I think it’s a great idea to renovate the cafe," said Chapelle Mosley, a junior from Little Rock.
The project is going to be fast tracked. The contractors have worked with GSU in other capacities and understand this type of work.
According to Mosley students will probably start taking care of things if they see the university trying to provide a better environment. Aramark is funding the project, and will cost over 2.4 million dollars.
"I don’t see how the plan to eat in the women’s gym is going to work. It will cause nothing but chaos," said Williams. The project was approved by the Board of Trustees.