Wagshal's, Ruby Tuesday's restaurants open near campus

An American Caf? and a Rolling Stones-inspired restaurant are soon to become part of the AU community of dining services as Wagshal's American Caf? construction nears completion while Ruby Tuesday is tentatively scheduled to open at 4200 Wisconsin Ave.

Wagshal's, which is occupying space once owned by Blue Mountain Caf? in the Tunnel, has been undergoing construction since October in preparation for opening this semester.

"Wagshal's is doing well," director of retail services Hillary Dallas said. "They've had a little delay due to their mill-work [woodwork] installations. They should be open within the next couple weeks."

Byers said once the millwork is in place, Wagshal's can apply for a health permit.

Ruby Tuesday, Inc., signed a lease conditional on permit approvals to occupy a space at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, a retail office building owned by AU. The building also houses the AU Office of Finance and Treasurer and the Embassy of Qatar.

It is still too early for any opening date predictions, "but at this point they could be ready to open possibly as early as the summer or fall," Byers said.

"They agreed to accept Eaglebucks," Byers added. AU paraphernalia may also be displayed on the walls.

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