Food options now more limited at LCC
The Grand Avenue Market is located on the first floor of the Gannon Building on LCC's main campus. Photo by Julie Newell
By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief
The fall semester has started at LCC, which means there are new and returning students walking around the downtown campus who will no doubt get hungry between classes.
Before the pandemic, there were a few different food options at LCC, including Subway, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Pizza Hut and the Grand Avenue Market.
Since the pandemic, three of the restaurants have shut down, and the Grand Avenue Market has undergone some major changes.
“The Grand Avenue Market model changed from café model to Grab & Go Store model,” LCC Auxiliary Services Director Cynthia L. Olivarez Rooker said.
This new setup allows students and staff to grab snacks, fresh frozen foods and beverages on the go using debit or credit cards.
“I have seen it for the first time today. It seems interesting,” LCC Graphic Design student Kendrick Quon said. “I’m sure it’s a super valuable resource to have on campus here.”
According to Rooker, LCC changed the Grand Avenue Market to make it more accessible to students and staff throughout the day.
“The model changed so food, snacks and beverages would be available whenever the Gannon Building is open,” Rooker said.
Other food options at LCC include other Grab & Go Stores: on the first floor of the TLC Building, and at West Campus on the first floor.