Tufts readying kosher dining location

New location will be ready to open next fall.

Nov. 16—Dining Services at Tufts University, in Medford, Mass., will open a kosher deli next semester, transforming its Jumbo Express storage space near the Mayer Campus Center into a take−out eatery with kosher meats and sandwiches.

Although the deli will not open full−time until next fall, construction will begin this winter so the space will be ready to test−run during a few weeks of the spring semester. Renovations will involve relocating the Jumbo Express cash register so the storage room can open into the existing storefront where the two shops will share an entrance, Director of Dining and Business Services Patricia Klos said.

Dining Services created the deli in response to student interest in having kosher meats in the dining hall, Klos said. Currently, Tufts Hillel is the only organization that provides kosher meals, for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, she added.