Eateries under construction on east side

Spoon and forkMore campus dining options are coming soon to Student Center East’s first floor.

Two new locations for quick-service food and dining — Panda Express and Chick-fil-A — are currently under construction. The two eateries will be located in the space that housed the east and west side cafeterias — on the right and left sides of the first-floor escalators.

Renovation, expansion and updates to the East Café and its entrance are included in the plans.

“We want to create a nicer, welcoming facility where you can eat, dine, relax, lounge and study,” said Booker Suggs, associate director for building operations at the UIC Student Centers.

“We’re hoping that, with these new food options, we’ll see Student Center East more as a place of destination for the campus community,” he added.

Grand openings will be held during fall semester.