Cafe and Corner Store Updates

A remodel of the Corner Store to encompass the Apparel Store.

Photos by Allegra Taylor.

The beginning of the new school year unveiled multiple structural changes to the Warch Campus Center. Students were met with an entire redesign of Kate’s Corner Store and the addition of a “Cafe Express” to Kaplan’s Cafe.

Kate’s Corner Store, Lawrence’s grocery store that sells bulk foods, snacks, produce, beverages and convenient to-go items, was expanded over the summer. Offering a wider variety of new drinks and snacks such as plantain chips and making the salads vegetarian by default with the choice to add meat, the corner store is hoping to better serve the cravings of Lawrence students.

Bon Appetit is providing comment cards for students to make suggestions, including recommendations of foods that they would like to see in the store.

Kate’s Corner Store is also now the location of Lawrence’s apparel store. However, although the corner store is staffed by Bon Appetit workers, the apparel store is under the management of Lawrence’s athletic department. This means that any questions or concerns about the Lawrence gear should be directed to the school’s athletic department and not to Bon Appetit, Lawrence’s onsite provider of food and beverages.

Kaplan’s Cafe also got a redesign with the addition of their Cafe Express. Cafe Express helps alleviate the long lines, and as a result, the long wait times during the lunch rush hour. Offering rice bowls made in record speeds and a limited selection of salads, side dishes and sandwiches, Cafe Express gives decisive students pressed on time the ability to get their Cafe fix.