Food Court's face-lift

19 March 2007

UCT was informed late last year that the Compass Group, the tenants of both the Food Court (including Steers, Pizza and Stop Gap) and Café Nescafé, had decided to not renew their lease in 2007.

After discussions with the Students' Representative Council in December, UCT started restructuring the Food Court into six separate outlets, offering traders who had been operating outdoors in the vicinity of Jameson Hall and PD Hahn Building an option to move in. It was also agreed that external food vending in these areas would no longer be permitted.

The new Steve Biko Food Court will have four kiosks and two food outlets, offering a range from traditional African foods and the popular budget roll to sushi. One of the venues will operate solely as a grocery store.

Not forgetting Café Nescafé, now called Frigo Café, an up-market coffee and confectionery shop also selling pizzas, smoothies and Italian ice creams. It will undergo a major renovation during the July vacation period.

Tenants are due to have moved in and started trading this week, said Duke Metcalf, manager of Estates and Custodial Services.

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