Ribbon-Cutting Marks Official Opening of Hawks' Landing

Monday, February 11, 2008

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, business and community leaders and government officials will join members of the Saint Joseph's community for a 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting to formally mark the opening of Hawks' Landing, the University's new parking and retail facility on 54th Street near City Avenue.

University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., will officially confer a blessing on the building, the latest SJU project representing the ongoing transformation of the campus and the revitalization of the City Avenue business district.

The five-story parking structure provides 460 parking places, accessible to members of the University community with an SJU parking decal. The street-level retail space is the site of the newly relocated University Bookstore—nearly twice the size of its former campus location--and a recently opened Cosi restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

"The new parking and retail space has indeed revitalized 54th Street," said Kevin Robinson, vice president for administrative services. "Students, employees, neighbors, alumni and visitors now have a convenient place to park, shop and enjoy a meal. This exciting project provides abundant benefits for the campus community and beyond."

--Harriet Goodheart

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