The Beestro and Donovan Dining Center updates

Caroline Niehoff

Graphics Editor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The long awaited opening of The Beestro, formerly known on campus as The Cafe, is underway. This new and improved restaurant is set to open on Oct. 24 with an expanded menu. Arthur Patrie, the Director of Dining and Retail Food Services for Rhode Island College, explained the concept for The Beestro, saying, “A bistro concept is more eclectic. We wanted to expand from a set menu and provide entrees that we could rotate.” He further explained that in the past there was a static menu that mainly appealed to residents using their meal plan bonus dollars. The expansive menu will attract more commuters with entree, soup and snack options.