In response to the closure of Constantino’s Market, Bon Appétit Management Co. has opened a small convenience store within Dunkin’ Donuts to help students get some of the necessary food staples they might normally have purchased from the former Uptown vendor. Open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the new store features a wide variety of items like fresh produce, locally crafted snacks, cereal, toilet paper and dairy products, including ice cream sold by the pint.
“We wanted to give students a convenient and local option to get their grocery essentials while the University searches for a permanent tenant to move into the vacant store,” said Jim O’Brien, district manager for Bon Appétit.
Case Cash is accepted. Dunkin’ Donuts is located adjacent to the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore at 11451 Euclid Ave.
The university has also added a new shuttle service for students with direct transportation to Dave’s Market on Cedar Road. The newly created Cedar Hill Express operates Thursday through Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m.. Students can find shuttle stops outside of Wade Commons along Juniper Road and outside of Fribley Commons at the intersection of Murray Hill Road and Fairchild Avenue. The route runs continuously on a loop every 30 minutes, with the last pick-up at the supermarket at 9 p.m.