New Scotty’s Store Opens Near School of Medicine Education Building

Store features a variety of healthy offerings, including sandwiches, salads and other specialties

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Scotty’s at the School of Medicine opened this week and will provide healthy, tasty options for students, staff and faculty. Photo by Justin Kuo

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — There is a new dining option for students, staff and faculty on the east side of the University of California, Riverside Campus as Scotty’s at the School of Medicine Education Building has opened for business. The store began a “soft-opening” on Thursday, May 1, 2014 and is scheduled to be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though those hours could evolve in the coming weeks and months.

“I like to think of this venue as an indoor- outdoor convenience store – or fruit stand meets convenience store,” said Cheryl Garner, executive director of Dining Services. “This venue is the first of its kind on this campus and has a unique look and feel.”

Garner said the store will offer a variety of healthy, all-natural, gluten free, low calorie and organic products, including sandwiches, salads, fruit and yogurt cups and specialty drinks

“We have seen growing interest in products that are healthier and growing sales in those segments in our current convenience stores, thus we decided to create a location devoted to these types of products. We tested many of the products over the last year in our other Scotty’s locations and found them to be popular,” Garner said. “We tried to source a variety of products that could meet almost any request – low calorie, gluten free, no GMOs, organic, all natural, no trans-fats, vegan, vegetarian, made without high-fructose corn syrup. Many of the products offered have several of these qualities. We even created our own line of under 5oo calorie sandwiches to sell at this location.”

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The interior of the new Scotty’s near the School of Medicine Education Building. Photo by Justin Kuo

The new venue was designed with a layout and color pallet intended to create a friendly space that fits into the “Science District” made up of Boyce Hall, the School of Medicine, the Orbach Science Library, and the Chemical Sciences Building.

“The brick, the rolling food displays, the sails over the seating, were all designed to create a space for students, faculty, and staff to stop and wander through the product mix, then enjoy the outdoor patio,” Garner said.

The space will also be a new home for the Bear Tracks Coffee Truck from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the morning and the Culinary Chameleon food truck from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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