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U-D Mercy completely revamps main campus dinning hall

Quality of life for students and staff at the University of Detroit Mercy's main campus is about to take a big step forward this fall thanks to a newly renovated dinning hall.

The Catholic university is investing $750,000 to expand the current facility on the school's main campus at the corner of Livernois and McNichols avenues. The new dining hall will feature a variety of stations where different kinds of food will be prepared in front of the patrons.

"You can choose to pick to eat at a different restaurant each day," says Tamara Batcheller, associate vice president for facilities management at the University of Detroit Mercy. "That's the concept."

The current dining hall was built in 1969 and hasn't received a major upgrade since its opening. The newly renovated dinning hall will be able to accommodate more people, upping the capacity from 250 people to 320 patrons. The renovation will also open up the dinning hall, giving users views of the Fisher Fountain in the middle of campus.

Construction is set to begin this summer and be done by the time students arrive on campus for the fall semester.

Source: Tamara Batcheller, associate vice president for facilities management at the University of Detroit-Mercy
Writer: Jon Zemke

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