The fire that burned down Subway, Rolling Stone Burrito and Mad Batter Bakery, on November 21, left students with different desires and ideas to what should replace the old restaurants. Many students would love to see a Steak Houses, Taco Bell, Krispy Kreme, Cookout and even an Ihop. Others like the idea of Subway making a reappearance with modifications such as students using declining balance to purchase meals.
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The Office of Public Affairs reported that the insurance and construction officials continue analyzing the structural integrity of the building and conducting a financial assessment of the damages.
The property affected by the fire is owned by the WCU Endowment Fund and leased to the business owners. The structure was formerly the site of the Townhouse restaurant, a longtime campus landmark and a popular gathering place for students, faculty and staff from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s.
“We certainly would like to know as quickly as possible what will happen with this building located in the heart of campus,” Chancellor David O. Belcher said. “But we also realize that there are state policies and procedures that must be followed, and we understand that the process inevitably will take some time. We will keep the campus and community informed as additional information becomes available.”