By Oliver Wilmot
Student Street re-opened on Oct. 17, giving students living in East and UC residences direct passage to West residence. A few days after (Oct. 20) the Convenience Store, more commonly known as the C-Store, and Extreme Pita Express were also opened.
Student Street is home to study rooms, laundry rooms, counseling services, food services and an exercise room.
For the time being not all of these rooms are opened due to renovations being conducted by construction crews; but students do have access to the laundry room, multiple study rooms, the counselling services, the C-Store and Extreme Pita Express, which are both operated by Aramark.
They are located in the middle of Student Street and are open from 8 a.m. to midnight from Monday to Sunday. The C-Store has items such as chips, cookies, cereal, gum, candy and even laundry detergent.
The Extreme Pita Express, which is located in the same area, sells hamburgers, chicken burgers, chicken fingers, onion rings and poutine. On the exterior of the Extreme Pita there is an assortment of chairs and tables where customers can consume their meal.
When asked her opinion of the student street, Amanda Smith, a second year concurrent education student, said it’s “so much nicer not having to walk outside.”
Sydney Emanuel, a second year Zoology student, also commented that “it’s nice having places that are open till midnight, so we have somewhere to eat because everything else is closed. The food’s good here. I think it’s great… They should have had it opened the entire time not now.”
Morad Filali, one of the staff members at the C-Store, said “students love (the C-Store) because it’s handy. It is in residence, it’s close to them and they like the staff because they’re students and friends, we are all friends.”