Au Bon Pain to replace Brick Street
The restaurant Au Bon Pain will be replacing the Brick Street Café by the start of the spring semester and possible changes in Paws may be made.
Chartwells, the food service company for Towson, just signed a 10-year contract to stay with the University. With the new contract they proposed multiple ideas for changes in Paws and are going to add Au Bon Pain, a café that specializes in breads, soups and salads, to campus, said Robert Campbell, the director of Auxiliary Services.
They plan on keeping Brick Street Café, located in Hawkins Hall underneath the Psychology Building, open the rest of the semester and hope to make the change during the minimester, and have the Au Bon Pain open for the spring semester, Campbell said.
Another idea Chartwells proposed is possibly adding a Dunkin’ Donuts to Paws. But all the changes for Paws are not past the idea stage, said Campbell.
Freshman Jennifer Hoffman said she welcomes possible changes to Paws and would like to see more healthy options.
Although changes to Paws are not set in stone, the company is definitely adding Au Bon Pain to campus.
Au Bon Pain has a history of being a good fit for universities and Chartwells has had success with it on other campuses in the past, Campbell said.
Junior Katherine Jedziniak said she looks forward to the new additions, such as Au Bon Pain.
“It’s good to add some new places to eat and get some variety,” she said.
Being located at the Brick Street Café places Au Bon Pain in the middle of campus, Campbell said. It will be a great new place that students can use and will be a positive addition to campus dining.