When the six-week summer session ended Friday, July 29, just one retail cafe -- Zoe's Bookside Bagels in Wilson Library -- remained open for the remainder of the nine-week session at Western Washington University. Zoe's will be open Monday through Friday through the beginning of fall quarter. Viking Commons will be open through Aug. 19 but then will be closed for intersession.
The Viking Union Café, the Atrium in Arntzen Hall and Haggard Hideaway closed July 29 to allow for Aramark, Western's new food-service contractor, to update the facilities in time for fall quarter. WWU recently signed a contract with Aramark to replace longtime vendor Sodexo as the university's sole food-service provider. Aramark takes over duties from Sodexo on Sept. 1.