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New eatery coming to Morris Library

UD students invited to suggest a new name for refreshing dining location

Bleecker Street, the bistro located in the University of Delaware’s Morris Library Commons, will be undergoing a major renovation and rebranding this summer, and UD students are being asked to suggest names for the new dining location.

The renovations will include a complete refresh of the space, including the addition of a grab-and-go market, a coffee bar and a made-to-order station.

Naming opportunity

UD students can submit their suggestions for the eatery’s new official name, and a selection committee will review all the entries and select the top three, which will be announced on UDaily so that students can vote for their favorite name.

The student who submits the winning name will receive $250 in Flex free. Second- and third-place prizes of $150 in Flex and $100 in Flex, respectively, also will be awarded.

Serving on the selection committee are Abigail Hunter, a junior English major; John Russo, doctoral student in physics; Stefanie Gilreath, Dining Services’ marketing director; Justin Wing, director of budget and strategy at the library; and Jordan Jakubowksi, project manager in Facilities.

Students can submit their suggestions online here. Entries should be submitted by Feb. 22.

“We are excited about the renovation,” Gilreath said. “After gathering insights and conducting trend research, we have developed the best solution to fit varying lifestyle needs on our campus.”

Features of the new design will include a coffee bar with freshly brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks and hand crafted beverages, a 24/7 Marketplace that will provide fresh grab-n-go food items, snacks and bottled beverages; and a made-to-order station that will feature a rotation of on-trend offerings.

“The Marketplace will have a kiosk where you can self-check, providing even more convenience, especially for when you are short on time,” she said. “There will be something for everyone, depending on your needs throughout the day. In addition to a wide variety of food and beverage offerings, there will also be flexible seating throughout the space, offering a comfortable place to socialize, get some work done or just unwind.”

Bleecker Street will remain open through the spring semester and will close for the remodeling project in June. The refreshed and renamed eatery is expected to reopen in time for fall semester.

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