How do you make sure college students are well fed while the campus dining area is being renovated?
You bring in food trucks.
Penn State York’s Lion’s Den, the dining area in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is closed as the first phase of renovations to the student building, built in the late 1960s, starts, according to a news release. The Bistro, a cafe in the Pullo Center, is still open, but the campus has arranged for food trucks and vendors to visit the campus regularly. Students and staff got a free sampling Wednesday during a Food Truck Fair held on campus.
The Ruhl Center, which will be expanded and renovated, will be closed starting Dec. 20 with construction starting in early 2015 as plans are approved, the release says. Plans call for 12,000 square feet of space to be added, including a multi-activity court, new locker rooms and office space. The fitness center will also be renovated.
The work will take 18 months to two years and the center should reopen by fall 2016, the release says.