June 28, 2018

Anthony Wayne Drive restaurants adding to campus cuisine

Building under construction

Food options on campus will expand following the Board of Governors recent “green light” to three new eateries.

The restaurants — 1,000 Degrees Pizzeria and So Sweet, Tubby’s, and Leo’s Coney Island — will lease space in the Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments, currently under construction.

Located on Anthony Wayne Drive between Kirby Street and Warren Avenue, the Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments will provide 841 beds in new campus housing featuring residential programs and support spaces. The complex also will also accommodate approximately 26,500 feet of ground-floor retail space to serve the campus and surrounding communities.

The facility is scheduled to open in two phases: The 11-story center tower will open this August and the north and south wings of the central tower — standing six and eight stories, respectively — will open in fall 2019.

1,000 Degrees Pizzeria and So Sweet, scheduled to open in fall 2018, will be located on the first floor of the 11-story center tower. The eatery is a quick-service restaurant selling primarily Roman and Neapolitan-style pizza, salads, appetizers, and nonalcoholic beverages. There are approximately 35 1,000 Degrees Pizzeria and So Sweet stores currently open and four under construction in 18 states.

Tubby’s, slated to open in fall 2019, will be located on the first floor of the six-story south tower. The eatery will sell primarily grilled subs and Just Baked cupcakes as well as nonalcoholic beverages. There are more than 60 Tubby’s restaurants open across the greater Detroit area.

Also scheduled to open in fall 2019, Leo’s Coney Island will be housed on the first floor of the six-story south tower. The restaurant sells diner-style food as well as nonalcoholic beverages. There are currently more than 60 Leo’s Coney Island restaurants operating in the greater Detroit area.

“I'm super excited that Wayne State is bringing more food options to campus, especially in the new housing facility,” said Brittanii Lyons, Wayne State University senior journalism major. “All of my classes are in Manoogian, so when I want to eat between classes I normally walk to the Student Center or to the Towers. Having something so good and so close is one of the most exciting things I have to look forward to next year, besides graduation.”

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