1901 Marketplace is the next phase in the renovation and update of the Cal Poly dining experience. Following years of planning and feedback, Cal Poly Corporation broke ground in 2021 on a $30 million renovation of Building 19, the former home of The Avenue and 805 Kitchen, and the campus’s longest operating food service complex. Paying homage to the facilities storied past, the renovation will create a gathering place at the center of Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing culture, allowing it to continue to fill the role it has successfully played for decades.
The new 1901 Marketplace, named with a nod to the year of Cal Poly’s founding, will offer more on-trend dining options in an open marketplace design inspired by the Ferry Building in San Francisco, Chelsea Market in New York, and Krog Street Market in Atlanta. Nine separate venues, each with a unique culinary niche, ranging from Mediterranean, Mexican to sandwiches will meld with national favorites like The Habit Burger Grill, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express and local vendor popups. In the center of campus and at the heart of Cal Poly, 1901 Marketplace will open to the campus community for the start of the 2023-24 academic year.
The new 1901 Marketplace will serve as so much more than the humble cafeteria that it so faithfully performed as for so many years. This renovation will create a student focused gathering place where campus community members of all walks can visit and nourish so much more than just their appetites. They’ll experience new foods, new conversations and new opportunities.- Cody VanDorn, Chief Executive Officer, Cal Poly Corporation”
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1901 Marketplace (formerly The Avenue) is well on its way! The rough framing is being completed and the structural steel for the glass roof connecting the north and south buildings is being installed by the crane. Can't wait to see what this venue has in store! #cp1901. https://t.co/qE3e0MafqH
Following months of feedback, the re-imagined Building 19, the former home of The Avenue and 805 Kitchen, will be named 1901 Marketplace. Get excited for nine separate food venues including national favorites! For more information visit: https://t.co/863TkWVa7z #cp1901 https://t.co/m2UVYrdiVH