Market Street at MacCracken was renovated with new fixtures and will now serve on-the-go, a la carte options.
Market Street at MacCracken was renovated with new fixtures and will now serve on-the-go, a la carte options. Photo: Scott Kissell

Locally sourced products and a lifestyle boutique among the changes this fall

By Kristal Humphrey, university news and communications

Recent changes in Miami’s dining services and campus stores highlight a renovated market, locally sourced products, faster service and a rebranded store.

Market Street at MacCracken

The renovations to MacCracken Hall included changes to its market. Market Street at MacCracken was renovated with new fixtures and will have several new offerings.

The market will continue to carry the various snacks, refrigerated items and supplies that customers rely on but now will also serve on-the-go, a la carte options. These include grill items, hot DELISH sandwiches, stir-fry, Rooted Grounds specialty coffees and smoothies. The market is open to students, faculty and staff.

Market Street at MacCracken sign

The market's logo was designed by campus services marketing graphic design students. (Photo by Scott Kissell)

It also highlights locally sourced products, such as Jeni’s Ice Cream, apples from Downing Fruit Farm and Chubby Bunny Bakery items and has a new logo.

Maddie Paul, marketing account manager for hospitality, said they made the logo a design “Project of the Month.” The campus services marketing graphic design students collaborated to create three or more designs each, and the food and beverage team voted for its favorite.

Self-order kiosks

Two ordering kiosks at the Pulley Diner

Self-order kiosks are now in some dining locations. (Photo by Margo Kissell)

At the a la carte locations in Armstrong Student Center and Dividends in Farmer School of Business, there are self-order kiosks available that are intended to simplify the ordering process and improve service time. There is still a cashier available for customers who require special assistance or are paying with cash.

Miami Ice and strEATS

Miami Ice is closed for renovation and will be replaced by a hand rolled sushi concept in the coming months. Customers can visit Pulley Diner for milkshakes and Café Lux for coffee beverages. strEATs is permanently closed.

Rowan boutique and 1809 Outfitters

Rowan, the boutique in the Armstrong Student Center, is closed. The brands that were there — Clinique, Smashbox, Ray-ban, Hydroflask and other health and beauty lines — are now available in 1809 Outfitters.

1809 Outfitters, located at the lower level, east wing of Shriver Center, was rebranded into a lifestyle boutique. There are still some clothing and gifts available there, but most of the spirit wear is now available at Brick & Ivy.

Miami’s other specialty shopping locations include:

  • Pro shops — Located at Goggin Ice Center and the recreational sports center, these shops offer merchandise that supports their programming areas.
  • Hawk shops — These shops are open at Goggin, Yager Stadium and Millett Hall when games are played at those locations.
  • Hamilton and Middletown Brick & Ivy Campus Stores.