Dartmouth to begin accepting new business proposals for cafe space

King Arthur Flour cafe is unlikely to renew lease after disagreement with the college over menu offerings.

HANOVER, N.H.—A popular King Arthur Flour cafe in Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library is unlikely to renew its lease after the end of the year because of a disagreement with the college over the extent of its menu offerings, officials said this week.

Dartmouth will begin accepting new business proposals for the space in the coming weeks, but has no plans for its own dining services to take over the operation, college spokeswoman Diana Lawrence said.

King Arthur Flour’s decision to leave campus came after college officials asked the Norwich-based retailer to limit its menu to coffee and pastries, according to King Arthur Flour Marketing Director Tom Payne. He said the cafe would no longer be financially viable if the company is forced to limit its menu. King Arthur Flour pays the college a commission for the right to occupy the space.

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