The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 26, 1987, Image 3

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Monday, October 26, 1987/The Battalion/Page 3 State and Local nk ipa Loompa/'lsaij Jompa Loompai!' • to the conclusion) >ry. To tie it up, 1 The putrid gasis ed f onnofasccie Ihose subjected in iipa Loompa's.Tlj ire then sold to tit lolly wood foreitij i lie and theChow) t wrestling, he City ofBryaiiju problem. But, >t it. arning, then.alht lout the Stink. ii or political sen mist for The ; to Taking advantage Photo by Jay Janner India’s Ramesh Krishnan, a junior biochemistry major, competes in the men’s tennis semifinals of the International Students Association mini Olym pics held Saturday afternoon. Food services at A&M recognized nationwide By Shannon O’Neal Reporter While students often file through cafeteria lines scoffing at college food and service, few realize that Texas A&M’s Food Services Depart ment is recognized nationwide as a leader of quality food and service. Running one of the most diverse food services programs anywhere, the department has over 20 dining facilities on campus that serve 55,000 meals a day, says Lloyd Smith, director of Food Services. The department dishes out 275,000 pounds of beef chuck, 200,000 pounds of hamburger pat ties, 200,000 pounds of french fries and 30,000 gallons of frozen concen trated orange juice annually, Smith says, and serves about 1,000 gallons of milk daily. The meals served are chosen by student menu boards that meet monthly to review meals and sample new selections, Smith says. Each of the three main dining halls — the Commons, Duncan and Sbisa — has a board of five or six stu dents that handles that hall’s partic ular service style and seasoning. The boards also hold a joint meet ing every month to try 10 to 25 new items presented by the department, he says. The board may indicate that more than one brand of an item is accepta ble and the department then will buy the cheapest one. Although the department has veto power over the board’s recom mendations, it has never been used, Smith says. The department buys most of its food directly from contracted pro ducers and all food is inspected ei ther by the federal or state govern ment, he says. Milk is the only item produced at A&M that is used by Food Services, Smith says, but the department bakes its own bread, buns and pas tries in the Duncan Dining Hall bak ery. The department’s supplies are stored on the west campus in the Food Services warehouse until a computer forecasting system that plans campus meals prints out a list of the required items for the week. The program used to predict the demand for meals combines an “ac ceptability factor” for each menu se lection with the predicted student traffic and 10 hours later prints out a master menu for the entire cam pus, Smith says. All menus are planned three weeks in advance, he says. Smith says A&M is respected not only for the quality of its food but for the quality of its service. The transition of the Corps of Ca dets’ meals from family to cafeteria style has received national attention in food-service circles, he says. But even a prestigous program like A&M’s has obstacles to over come. The closing of Duncan, where the Corps eats, for renovations has caused some problems, Smith says, but they are worth the outcome. The remodeled dining hall will be a radical new design in cafeterias with the capability to serve the 2,300-member Corps in 10 to 12 minutes, he says. After eating, the cadets will place their trays in a tray accumulator al most simultaneously because of what Smith describes as an engineering feat — a single conveyor which can accept 2,200 trays. ompany runs into snags trying to open new nightclub v By Elisa Hutchins Staff Writer ■ lie College Station Zoning Board of djustment on Tuesday denied a request to ilov a former College Station restaurant to Time a nightclub. 1 variance for parking requirements for libuilding, formerly Ira’s Place, was den- d ithout prejudice because the appli- ant Paul Winston, a representative of Bra- ! Valley Entertainment Inc., wasn’t iared to present his case, Jane Kee, a klege Station zoning official, said. Ira’s Place, formerly owned by Ira Hoake nd located at 1804 Valley View Drive, was b|eclosed on by the Federal Savings and ran Insurance Corp. after an out-of-state bank failed. The site has 23 parking spaces, but College Station ordinances specify that the 10,500-square-feet building must have at least one parking space for every 50 square feet, or 210 spaces, if it is to be used as a nightclub. Winston said the FSLIC agreed in April to sell the property to JDCL Inc., which put Brazos Valley Entertainment in charge of the details. He would not disclose the pur chase price, but said the deal is pending un til extra parking space is acquired. Kee said the original request for the vari ance was made in August. The five-mem ber board has tabled the request twice in a two-month period. “At the last meeting (Tuesday) it was taken off the agenda and denied without prejudice,” she said. “That means that the applicant will have to reapply by Friday so it can be put on the agenda in time for the next meeting, Nov. 17. Our office also has to notify everyone within 200 feet of the property of the request.” Winston, owner of Contract Interiors, a firm that works for Brazos Valley Enter tainment, said he has been trying to get a letter of permission from K-Mart Corp. to lease about 200 of its parking spaces. The cost hasn’t been decided. Winston said he won’t need a variance if he gets the letter of permission. “There are more than enough spaces to accommodate both of our businesses,” he said. “We have agreed to repave and main tain the area if they let us use them, but if we get turned down, we already have some alternate locations for the nightclub.” He said the K-Mart at 2700 S. Texas Ave., adjacent to Ira’s Place, has about 500 parking spaces. John Valenti, regional manager of K- Mart, said it is company policy to not let outside businesses use its parking facilities. “It is not my decision, but corporate pol icy at our headquarters in Troy, Mich., and I will do whatever that policy dictates,” Va lenti said. Winston said the decision has been turned over to K-Mart’s regional office from its national headquarters and he ex pects an answer by Friday. “I’m optimistic because we have offerred to lease and maintain the area,” he said. “In the past, other people have also asked per mission to use the spaces but not to main tain or lease them.” Contract Interiors has designed and re modeled Roxz nightclubs statewide, the old Edge, which was on F.M. 2818, and several restaurants in the Bryan-College Station area. Winston said if he gets permission from K-Mart for the extra parking, the interior of Ira’s Place will be remodeled. He said it will not open until the beginning of 1988. 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