Great Spaces: Bistro3 Dining, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Warm colors, stone tiles and good flow make Bistro3 Dining a success.

Judy Gipper, R.D., dining services director, says she thinks the flow works really nice in the space. Though the location is very busy, Gipper says, it doesn't have line backups. "The line’s design is such that there aren’t people doubling back or crossing over, which creates a really efficient flow to the space." 

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