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Mike Sampson--A new culinary establishment offers outdoor seating and meals to-go.

The long awaited debut of a new eating area on campus is near. Brisco’s Village Cafe, which was supposed to open shortly before the start of the fall semester, will now open a few weeks subsequent to its original date.

California Baptist University is aiming for the second week in September, though an official date has not been set.

Kent Dacus, vice president for enrollment and student services, said the building of the new facility is behind schedule due to “typical reasons that often happen during construction,” such as design and mechanical changes.

One of the major alterations in the layout and design of the building is the addition of a patio in front of the structure. This will provide more outside seating for students and faculty.

Besides the construction of Brisco’s, other stipulations for inception are achieved.

All the staff is hired and ready to work. In fact, the building of Brisco’s provides more CBU students with jobs. Of the 38 students that work for Provider, CBU’s food service, at least ten are employed at Brisco’s.

Different types of jobs include cashiering, line cooking and serving.

Provider accepts applications from anyone, but many positions are given to CBU students, because of their convenient location.

The meal options have been decided on and Kipp Dougherty, director of food services, boasts about “really great desserts,” including funnel cakes and a cereal concept that she said students will enjoy.

Other edibles consist of pizza, smoothies and food prepared at grill stations.

Dougherty said Brisco’s will be a “great place for students to go and hang out.”

About Jenny Miner

I am a journalism major and long-time Banner staff member and will, this year, be serving as the Editor-in-Chief. I just returned from an intense semester in Washington, DC, where I learned a lot about the future of journalism. I am looking forward to one last year working for The Banner and am hopeful that the team will make great strides in keeping up with the rapidly changing journalism field, as well as do our job to keep the CBU community informed about all news California Baptist University.