Kin’s Sushi to relocate to Shenkman Hall before fall

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GW’s dining scene has seen many changes in recent months as officials prepare to launch the University’s new dining plan.

Kin’s Sushi, a Japanese restaurant currently located in the basement of District House, will relocate to Shenkman Hall ahead of the next academic year as the University prepares to open three new dining halls next fall.

Seth Weinshel, the associate vice president for business services, said Kin’s will close at the conclusion of the spring semester and relocate to Shenkman over the summer. Kin’s was previously set to permanently leave campus alongside GRK Fresh Greek, Sol Mexican Grill and Wiseguy Pizza as part of GW’s plans to open dining halls in District House and Shenkman and Thurston halls.

The new dining halls will provide all-you-can-eat meal access under an unlimited dining plan with a smaller declining GWorld balance that they can use at local vendors.

Weinshel said officials are looking to provide a “variety of cuisines” for students as they roll out the new dining plan. He declined to say when during the fall semester the restaurant would open and where Kin’s would be relocated within Shenkman Hall.

“Kin’s Sushi is popular amongst students, and we wanted to make sure that we continued to keep that option available to students.” Weinshel said in an email.

Officials closed Shenkman Hall’s basement – which previously housed vendors Teashi, Dunkin’, Baskin Robbins, Gallery Gourmet Market & Dry Cleaners and Gallery Salad Bar & Grill – last month, according to an email sent to Shenkman residents. Ten days later, Potbelly closed its Shenkman Hall sandwich shop after 15 years of operation.

Kin’s joins Chick-fil-A and Peet’s Coffee as the third District House vendor announced that will remain on campus through the dining changes. Chick-fil-A will relocate to the University Student Center, and Peet’s will remain in its current location on the first floor of District.

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