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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 15, 2024

Officials close Crisp salad vendor in District House basement after less than a year

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Officials said they plan to open a new market offering “grab and go items” and groceries in District House to fill Crisp’s place.

Officials permanently closed a District House dining vendor after less than a year of service Wednesday.

GW Dining announced staff at Crisp, a salad vendor in District House, will stop serving students after April 19 in an Instagram post April 13. The post states officials will announce the vendor replacing the salad bar at a later date.

University spokesperson Julia Metjian said officials will open a new market offering “grab and go items” and groceries in District House to fill Crisp’s place.

“As part of the continued dining implementation, there will continue to be changes and modifications made each summer,” Metjian said.

Crisp, along with DH Pizza & Pasta Co., True Burger, The Halal Shack and D.C. Taco House, opened in the District House basement Aug. 22. Officials announced in August 2021 they would be closing previous District House vendors – Chick-fil-A, GRK Fresh Greek, Sol Mexican Grill, Kin’s Sushi and Wiseguy Pizza – to construct an all-you-can-eat dining hall in the building’s basement.

Officials reversed their decision last April and retained their traditional vendor format in the District House basement, replacing the vendors with stations owned by food service company Chartwells Higher Education. Officials switched from a dining dollars program, with a declining balance of funds to be used at local restaurants and grocery stores, to a meal swipe program with unlimited and block plans to use at University-owned dining halls at the beginning of the semester.

All five District vendors offer “meal deals,” which include an entree, drink and side for $8.

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Erika Filter, News Editor
Erika Filter is a senior majoring in international affairs from Carson City, Nevada. She leads the Metro beat as one of The Hatchet's 2023-2024 news editors and previously served as the assistant news editor for the Student Government beat.
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