University of Virginia students to get temporary dining facility

Fifteen-thousand-square-foot building to hold 550 diners while Newcomb Hall is renovated.

July 30—The University of Virginia will offer a new dining experience in the fall—meals in a temporary building in front of Peabody Hall. But this is not your run-of-the-mill temporary structure. It will seat 550 diners on two levels, said Brent Beringer, director of U.Va. Dining Services. "It will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, following the Newcomb Hall schedule," he said. "There will be a separate dining area for Brown College residents."

The 15,000-square-foot building will have a fabric roof and aluminum and glass walls facing Peabody and Monroe halls and McCormick Road. The main entrance will face Monroe Hall and the kitchen area will be on the Alderman Library side.