Ohio University Culinary Services will be hosting a week’s worth of grand opening festivities at the new Jefferson Marketplace Monday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 25.
Feb 16, 2017
From staff reports
Less than a month after Ohio University Culinary Services debuted its new Jefferson Marketplace, the venue’s staff is gearing up for a week of grand opening festivities designed to introduce the on- and off-campus communities to this state-of-the-art culinary destination.
Culinary Services opened the new Jefferson Marketplace on Jan. 25 (see related article), unveiling the first-of-its-kind neighborhood marketplace on the Athens Campus. The marketplace is the result of an approximately $8.8 million renovation that completely revamped the traditional, all-you-care-to-eat Jefferson Dining Hall.
“We’ve seen a lot of success at the marketplace since it opened,” said Kent Scott, associate director of Auxiliaries Operations.
Among the marketplace’s most popular concepts and items are:
“The reaction from our customers has all been positive,” said Don Jackson, general manager of Jefferson Marketplace, who noted that many of the people visiting the venue for the first time are taking photos and calling their friends, amazed by all the venue’s offerings.
Jefferson Marketplace staff will continue that momentum and attract those who have yet to experience the new marketplace by hosting a week’s worth of grand opening festivities Monday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 25.
Open to all, the grand opening festivities will include:
Jefferson Marketplace is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information about the marketplace, visit Culinary Services’ website.