Au Bon Pain & Starbucks coming
Au Bon Pain, a café and bakery, will move into the space on the first floor where the University Club restaurant operated. Starbucks also will locate on the first floor in the space traditionally used as a coffee cafe. Remodeling has begun for the new operations, with anticipated openings later in the year.
Au Bon Pain and Starbucks will complete the refreshed food offerings in the Michigan Union, which include the newly remodeled MUG area and updated or new vendors: Ahmo's Mediterranean Grill, Panda Express, Subway, Freshens and Wendy's.
Au Bon Pain’s marketplace concept offers customers a variety of made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh baked goods. The restaurant also offers a grab-and-go section for quicker service. It will be open the same hours that the Michigan Union is open, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. The expanded hours will provide students more food options at different times of day.
Au Bon Pain architects have worked closely with university staff in developing a design that ties into the tradition and spirit of the historic Michigan Union. In addition to remodeling the space for the restaurant operation, plans incorporate a performance area for music and other presentations by student groups and special guests.
Stay tuned for more updates.