Alternate food services during CUB closure

(Photo: Dining Services’ (l-r) Di Wharton, snack bar lead, and Karen Peterson, student worker, show menu items offered in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education’s Cyber Café. Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.)

With the Compton Union Building closed for two years for renovation, members of the WSU Pullman community have a range of alternatives for food services.

The Lair, Food Court and Regency Room in the CUB are gone, but many other on-campus locations — all air conditioned — offer food services for faculty, staff and students, said Liz Khosravi, WSU Dining Services associate director.

Locations and their summer hours include:

* Hillside Café and Market, in the Wilmer-Davis Residence Hall, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, through Aug. 11. The café features Stonewall Pizza by the slice, daily burger specials, rotating entrees, Asian/pasta bars, savory salads, freshly baked pastries and desserts, and Magic Beans espresso. The Market is full service.

–Northside Marketplace, in the Regents-Stearns Residence Hall, Monday-Friday, through Aug. 11, breakfast 6:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and dinner 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.  The Marketplace features all you can eat meals with daily rotating menus, full service deli, savory salads, freshly baked pastries/desserts, Fair Trade coffee and assorted beverages.

* Espresso Bars summer hours, Monday-Friday, through Aug. 11: Lighty, 7:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Bustad, 7:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Cleveland, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Cyber Café, in Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, 7:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

As soon as regular academic year hours of operation are confirmed, they will be available at website

Khosravi said Hillside, Northside and Stephenson Dining, in the Stephenson Residence Hall Complex, will be open in the fall.

She said the campus espresso bars have expanded menus including a larger variety of freshly made salads and sandwiches, bagel sandwiches, and mini loaves, all from the university’s Crimson Bakeshop. Other items include potato chips, fresh fruit cups and yogurt parfaits. In addition, frozen entrees — which may be heated up in on-site microwave ovens — include burritos and jumbo cheese burgers, plus Monterey chicken ranch, Italian meatball, and Philly cheese steak sandwiches. Not all items will be available until fall.

“Our chefs are working hard to create a dynamic menu to meet the dining needs of those displaced from the CUB,” Khosravi said. “We are currently offering a barbecue hamburger and sausage meal every Tuesday through Aug. 1 at the Cyber Café. In the fall, we anticipate being able to offer a daily barbecue with limited grab and go items on Terrell Mall as weather permits.”

At all Dining Services locations, customers using Cougar CASH realize significant savings, she said. Dining Services cashiers have details. Some locations, including Hillside Café and the espresso bars, accept cash.

For additional information, contact, Khosravi, 509-335-5035,

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