Written by Owen Lavine for The Tribune, Jan. 23, 2024

After three years of construction, Cal Poly is set to open its new dining complex this week, complete with eight restaurants including Chick-Fil-A and Panda Express.

Cal Poly closed the old Campus Dining Building at the University Union in spring quarter of 2021 to renovate the space, according to a news release put out by the university.

“The new 1901 Marketplace will serve as so much more than the humble cafeteria that it so faithfully served as for so many years,” CEO of the Cal Poly Corp. Cody VanDorn said. “This renovation will create a student-focused gathering place where campus community members of all walks can visit and nourish so much more than just their appetites.”