By Millie Twells
Exciting things are happening at Five Towns College. The highly anticipated reopening of The Downbeat Cafe just happened this past weekend and students are raving over the new options. The popular hang-out spot where students usually play pool, air hockey, and foosball, just got that much better. There has been a reopening of the snack and drinks bar at The Downbeat Cafe, and students couldn't be happier about it.
This is especially beneficial to all of the students who dorm. Typically on a weekend, The Upbeat Cafe closes at 7pm, and if you’re busy doing work or just hanging out with friends, this is a little early for dinner time to end. Now if you have a late night craving, The Downbeat has you covered. Open from 7pm-11pm, it has a bunch of options to choose from, such as hot pockets, burritos, sandwiches
and much more.
Jazz Commercial student Daniel Abraham said that this reopening is “going to help me out so much. The amount of times I’ve ordered food late at night on the weekend is crazy. I always spend so much money on Uber Eats, so I’m super excited we have this option now. I’m always up late on the weekends, working on my music or school projects and The Downbeat is going to be a great place to go to take a break. There are so many new options we don’t even have at The Upbeat, like hot pockets and burritos. This is going to save me so much money.”
You are able to use your student ID card or your credit/debit card to purchase food, which makes it easily accessible for all students, even if you haven't got cash on you. Film major, Anastasia Dunne says that “I am so excited for the snacks now available in The Downbeat, especially on the weekends at night when I have to finish papers for my classes and there's no food available at The Upbeat. I mainly snack throughout the day anyway and don't really eat full meals so this is also perfect for me.”
Students always had the option to use the vending machines, both in the dorms and in The Downbeat, but the option to use their ID card is new and a beneficial option for all of the students at Five Towns College. Students feel that this reopening was very much needed, not only to help their bank accounts but also to fuel their education!