September 24, 2021

Campus dining and retail options well received by students, faculty and staff

Leo's Coney Island and 7-Eleven are just two of the new dining and retail locations Wayne State University students, staff and faculty can enjoy while on campus.

If you ask Wayne State University Dean of Students David Strauss about some of the things he’s seen students excited about this semester, he might respond with one word — Slurpees.  

With the fall semester underway, Wayne State’s dining and retail has some new campus spots that some students, faculty and staff are already getting well-acclimated with.

“It is so exciting to see bustling retail on campus,” Strauss said. “At the August 30 outdoor movie night, there was a constant stream of students heading into the new 7-Eleven for Slurpees. Students tell me they can't get enough of them.”

Slurpee, a favorite of Wayne State students, Big Gulp and an assortment of other beverage machines line the wall of campus' new 7-Eleven.

And on a recent Friday evening, Strauss passed by Leo’s Coney Island, directly next to the 7-Eleven on Anthony Wayne Drive, where he saw two groups of students hanging out over meals. “It was so fun to see,” he said. “It showed the connections and friendships our students have by being back and having these dining opportunities.”

This past summer, a new vision for campus dining emerged with dozens of changes in all three areas of campus dining — retail, residential and catering — requested by students and patrons. Dining has also expanded its physical footprint at the Towers Café with the addition of a 5,500-square-foot dining room into the adjacent courtyard. This renovation adds more than 300 seats to accommodate a growing number of annual meal plan users. Highlights also included new retail dining locations to meet assessed campus demands:

  • Sushi Kabar replaced Freshii on Gullen Mall.
  • Tenders Love and Chicken (TLC) replaced Wing Stop in the Student Center.
  • Einstein Brothers Bagels on Anthony Wayne Drive closed to expand seating for the adjoining Starbucks.
  • A new food service concept in State Hall will be added as part of a future renovation currently being planned.
WSU students take a lunch break at Leo's Coney Island.

“We’ve been excited to open Sushi Kabar and Tenders Love & Chicken for many months. And we are beyond delighted to see that excitement matched on campus,” said Alex Mackenzie, director of WSU Dining Services. “Both concepts have been well-received by students, faculty and staff. The popularity of Sushi Kabar has allowed us to now provide sushi in Midtown Market, Monday through Friday.”

Below is a compete list of all open campus dining and retail locations, along with their hours:

Sunday–Saturday: Open 24 hours

Beyond Juice
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fedex Office
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jimmy Johns
Monday–Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

Midtown Market
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shield’s Pizza
Monday–Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday: Noon to 10 p.m.

Student Center Starbucks
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5p.m.

Taco Bell
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Warrior Pharmacy
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Little Asia Mart
Monday–Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tenders, Love and Chicken
Monday–Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
Sushi Kabar
Monday–Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 11 2 p.m.

1000 Degree Pizza
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday–Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: CLOSED

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