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Commons area a haven for students

Commons area a haven for students

Students rejoiced as the eateries in the Gannon Commons became fully operational on Jan. 12.

Pizza Hut Express, Grand Avenue Market: EVO Grill and Grab n’ Go completed the area by joining Einstein Bros. Bagels and Subway.

“I think it’s a great place for students to be social and network, and even faculty and people off the street,” said Todd Brannock, general manager for the food venues at LCC’s Gannon Commons.” “I think (the food) will draw some people into the commons area because you can get a variety of options.”

The new venues bring the Gannon Commons a higher level of variety for hungry students to choose from.

Pizza Hut Express offers students several different types of personal pan pizzas, in addition to bread sticks, cinnamon sticks and chicken wings.

All of these are hot and ready to go. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Grand Avenue Market: EVO Grill provides the options of freshly made burgers, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers and turkey burgers.

Each sandwich is made from fresh meat, never pre-bought patties, according to Brannock. Students can also chow down on tater tots, french fries and onion rings.

Additionally, EVO Grill has a rotating specials menu, offering tastes from around the world.

This includes but is not limited to Mexican food, Chinese food and Italian food, all of which are prepared fresh in front of the student. Each food theme is projected to change weekly.

EVO Grill is open from Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Students looking for a meal on the go will likely love the options at the Grab n’ Go section of Grand Avenue Market. Grab n’ Go has a variety of healthy foods ranging from fresh fruit and parfaits to salads.

Students with a sweet tooth can find cookies, potato chips, pastries, popcorn and can even add their favorite toppings to frozen yogurt at “The Wicked Spoon.”

The Grab n’ Go section of Grand Avenue Market is open Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Brannock, the food venues are still hiring students.

To apply, visit room 302 in the Gannon Building. If the office is closed, students are advised to leave their name and number on a piece of paper under the door and will be called promptly.

With the wide variety of food options, seating availability and relaxed atmosphere, the Gannon Commons is quickly becoming a popular hangout for students.

“I like (the Commons) a lot,” said LCC Student Jay Mitchell. “I’m here every day for most of the day so it’s nice to have a place to just sit and relax and hang out with people.”

Go to www.lcc.edu/dining for a full menu from each venue at the Commons.

For more information about the food venues at the Commons, contact Todd Brannock at 517-483-9952.

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