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Koch Cafe to replace Bio Cafe

Set to begin operations by early January, the Koch Cafe (Bldg. 76) will replace the currently operating Bio Cafe (Bldg. 68). The Bio Cafe will discontinue its service on Friday, December 17.

According to Director of Campus Dining Richard D. Berlin, the new Koch Cafe was put into place for two reasons. First, the existing Bio Cafe would be too small to serve the incoming community now housed in the new Koch Institute building. Second, Berlin said that it did not make sense to have three different cafes (Forbes, Bio, and Koch) located on the same courtyard.

The new Koch Cafe will seat approximately 80 people and will serve hot breakfast and lunch. According to Berlin, the hours of operation are expected to be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Similar to the Forbes Cafe in the Stata Center, the Koch Cafe has a made-to-order sandwich deli and grab-and-go meals.

While no temporary dining will be put in place between the time the Bio Cafe closes and the Koch Institute opens, Berlin said the Forbes Cafe will continue to operate and serve the MIT community through the December vacation.

—Robert McQueen