By Heather Fabritze
This article was originally published in the Nov. 9, 2023 digital edition of The Elm.
An email sent out by Washington College Retail Supervisor Brandi Ewing on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 6 announced the temporary shut down of Cravetown.
The communication stated that, due to “equipment failure,” the late night dining option would be closed until further notice. According to Ewing, it is the oven in particular that is out of commission as a result of electrical issues and part malfunctions.
The oven is the main piece of equipment that cooks all items at Cravetown and a few at Freshens. Without the appliance, ordered food cannot be cooked under proper and safe conditions.
Ewing said that the College’s electrician and equipment specialist already assessed the oven. They ordered the matching parts, and will hopefully have it operational by early next week.
To make up for the hours where Cravetown would ordinarily be operating, WC’s retail office will be extending the hours of the Met Grille until 11 p.m.
According to the Senate minutes for Nov. 7, the Met and Cravetown will be officially switching hours following Thanksgiving Break. The former will remain open on Sundays, as well.