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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 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 during winter quarter 2024.

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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Our project for the renovation of the Campus Dining Complex in the University Union, 1901 Marketplace is well under way. Construction for the renovation is currently being done. For more details, visit https://t.co/863TkWVa7z #cp1901 #deliverthedifference #calpoly https://t.co/pPO9ntg7YO

Sep 27, 2022