New Restaurant in the Works at UCSC

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The selection process is under way for a new restaurant in the Graduate Student Commons building at Quarry Plaza at the UC Santa Cruz campus. Joe’s Pizzas and Subs, which operated there since 2003, departed at the end of the academic year when its contract was up.
A survey of customers found they favor healthy fare, with soups, salads, sandwiches, plus espresso and coffee drinks.
About 10 potential vendors responded to a request for information, and a search committee is expected to meet Monday to whittle the list to a handful, according to Rachel Neuman, business and building manager for the commons. These vendors will be invited to submit detailed proposals listing business vision, menu selections, experience and financials.
Neuman said the committee hopes to have a new operator in place by the beginning of fall quarter.
Last month, crews began cleaning the space, painting, repairing refrigeration, and replacing some appliances. The successful bidder will have the opportunity to specify additional equipment as part of negotiations.
Top potential vendors will be able to tour the space before requests for proposals are due Aug. 5. Details: or 459-1395.
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