Asian restaurant Teashi shuttered its doors late last month, becoming the final Shenkman Hall food court vendor to close as the University continues its transition to a dining hall-based meal plan.
Assistant Dean of Students Seth Weinshel said a dining hall will replace all of the food court dining space as part of officials’ plans to build new dining halls in Shenkman and Thurston halls and District House by the fall. Officials aim to resolve food insecurity on campus under the new system that will offer a selection of limited and unlimited dining plans with meal swipes instead of a declining GWorld balance.
Teashi’s closure marks the fifth Shenkman Hall vendor to shut down since the start of the pandemic, following Dunkin’, Baskin Robbins, Gallery Gourmet Market & Dry Cleaners and Gallery Salad Bar & Grill. Officials will renovate the building’s food court area after the end of the semester in preparation for the new dining hall.
Weinshel declined to say when Teashi’s lease was set to expire and when construction of the dining hall will begin.
Teashi served traditional Chinese flavors and dishes like rice bowls, noodle soup, hot pot and bubble teas. The restaurant also participated in the University’s meal deals and discounts initiative to offer students more affordable, discounted meals from select GWorld vendors.