By Rachel Hugenberg
Construction is well underway, as workers come to and fro out of the emerging storefronts.
First in the row of stores is Qdoba Mexican Grill, which seems to be almost ready for business.
“We are very excited to be here,” said Jennifer Coyle, Qdoba’s Marketing Specialist.
Qdoba will officially open on Aug. 26, and will accept Cardinal Cash.
There is a special promotion going on the night before Qdoba opens. “Thursday night beginning at 8 p.m., there will be a campout, and the first 100 people in line will receive free burritos for a year,” said Coyle.
The next restaurant in Cardinal Towne’s row of shops is Home Run Burgers & Fries. This is a local franchise that likes to make their burgers the old fashioned way.
Kathy Scannell, daughter of the owner and manager of Home Run Burgers & Fries said the restaurant accepts Cardinal Cash, and are slated to open sometime after Aug. 29.
Next in line is the Cardinal One shop, which is owned by the same company as the 4th & Cardinal Food Mart. “It’s a convenience store,” said employee, Gabriel Majak.
Cluckers (a restaurant that serves food items that contain chicken), The Comfy Cow, College Coop, Saigon One, which serves Chinese and Vietnamese food, Papalino’s NY Pizzeria, The Avenue, Gray’s College Book Store, Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches, Quills Coffee and Class Act, a student credit union, are also housed within the first level of Cardinal Towne.
The Comfy Cow, which sits between Papalino’s Pizza and Jimmy Johns, is an ice cream shop. Their Herr Lane location won the Leo Magazine Reader’s Choice Award.
Owner Tim Koons- McGee said, “Our ice cream is homemade, and we make all of our desserts.” The Comfy Cow buys local products, serves fun and interesting flavors, is all natural and even includes some sugar free options. They also accept Cardinal Cash.
Home Run Burgers and Qdoba are both hiring.