August 29, 2012

United Supermarkets, Texas Tech Celebrate Opening of New Dining Hall

Take one step inside Texas Tech University’s newest dining destination and one thing becomes immediately clear: it’s time to forget everything you remember about eating on campus.

Gone are the cafeteria-style serving lines. Gone are the staid interiors with rows of tables stretching out below banks of fluorescent lights.

Instead, imagine a two-story building with not one, but two food courts, contemporary furnishings, ample natural light and enough menu choices to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. And in place of the florescent lights, a cascading sculpture made up of hundreds of spheres in every color of the rainbow that wouldn’t feel out of place at the Googleplex.

Now you’re starting to get the picture.

Dubbed The Commons by United Supermarkets, Texas Tech University’s newest dining experience challenges preconceived notions of college dining halls with a space designed to bring the entire campus community together.

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