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Rochester Review
September–October 2010
Vol. 73, No. 1

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wilsonORDER UP: Opening day for the Commons showcased the new and revamped eateries, such as the Common Grill (above), and the renovated seating and dining areas of the food court in Wilson Commons. (Photo: Adam Fenster)
wilson (Photo: Adam Fenster)

With a grand reopening just in time for the start of the fall semester, the food court at Wilson Commons has been transformed.

The Pit is now the Commons, home to two new eateries—Zoca, a Mexican grill, and Panda Express, a Chinese diner—as well as a renovated salad bar, A New Leaf; American food grill, the Common Grill; and Pizza Pi, complete with a new 6,000-pound deck oven similar to that used by many pizzerias. As part of the planning process, students helped choose the names for the new dining venues and weighed in with other suggestions for the revamped food court.

Overall the renovated Commons is more than twice the size of the previous space and features a lighter and brighter seating area.

Located in the heart of the residential quad, Wilson Commons is one of the most heavily used dining locations on the River Campus.