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Elon, NC | 24,000 SF

The new facility, called The Colonnades, is a complete departure from the typical dining hall or food court. The Colonnades is a two-story, 24,000 SF dining center that offers a variety of separate and unique dining choices instead of one large room and kitchen/servery. The result is a building that transforms the very concept of a dining hall and offers an exciting variety of spaces and experiences for students.

The new facility, called The Colonnades, is a complete departure from the typical dining hall or food court. Designed by Spillman Farmer Architects in partnership with Mesher Shing & Associates (interior design) and Porter Consulting (food service planning), The Colonnades is a two-story, 24,000 SF dining facility that offers a variety of separate and unique dining choices instead of one large room and kitchen/servery. The result is a building that transforms the very concept of a dining hall and offers an exciting variety of spaces and experiences for students.

The first floor of the building features The Fountain Market, a grocery mart where organic and locally grown products are sold. Within the Market are the deli and fresh-tossed salad venues. Also on this level are the food service provider’s campus offices and the central cooking kitchen. A grand staircase leads visitors to the upper floor, where four separate dining venues are located. Diners can choose from among a full-service restaurant serving steaks and seafood, a brick oven pizza for Italian-style fare, a soup and sandwich stop, and an international cuisine venue with food prepared on a Mongolian grille. Connected by a central arcade, each venue boasts a distinct identity and unique ambiance. There’s also an outdoor terrace overlooking the campus for open-air dining during the warmer months of the year.

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