“®e 30, Issue 25
ff it matters
April 21, 2005
:-s to you. it matters to The Penoulum.
Will you walk?
'isan Patton helps decide
^hich students graduate.
See p. 19
*‘>casso at the Lapin
**^stein meets Picasso on
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buccaneers defeat the Phoenix
a three-game tournament.
See p. 25
" „ew homing complex along with a sense ofcommumty
BuUCll^b ^ ' complex will be completed by early common space, large meetmg room
.. uanrlerson ^006 by Collegiate Development, and a place for security, he added.
, hanc and stn- “There mieht also be mailboxes.
Often referred to as “The Ghetto,
built in the early 1980's, known for
Center and hello to a “
complex, including s« to
The complex will house 500
dents. Each apartment
ties, washer and aiy
2006 by COllCglUlC *iliu X piaCC lui r>cv^uiii3^, lit; auutu.
who also has residence halls and stu- “There might also be mailboxes,
dent centers at Georgia Tech, we’re running out of space in the
University of Oklahoma and campus center.”
Arizona State University. During this preliminary process.
The process will be in phases, Jackson and Whittington have yet to
building new ones over the summer, come to a conclusion on a swim-
moving students out and into the ming pool or beach volleyball? “The
already finished units; then complet- main concern with a pool or patio is
ing the construction and moving in safety, along with cost,” said
the remaining students, according to Jackson. The decision to get a pool
Whittington. P^t a volleyball court will rely
Currently, school officials are in mostly upon the student surveys,
the preliminary stages of planning, currently in circulation through e-
said Jackson. It’s still unclear exact- mail, he said,
ly what will be in the clubhouse. The floor plans for the apartments
gruu»x,-—- »Myself, Jeff Stein and Nikki T\irley include two single bedrooms and
washer ana y network, - ^ Midwestern University to two baths; four single bedrooms
take a look at their clubhouse,” said with two baths. “That design is what
° ’ Jackson. Thelx^ will most likely be a
Tith providing plenty of community kitchen, living n)om or JORDAN p.3
single^nis for sudents, thej^
rent parking lot,resultmg i
apptoximately 700 space ^
‘•It’s important that we stn
cultuitd events, baskettol
», vice president and
Board of Trustees are meet
ing April 29 to con* up
wili begin this
likely July O’*
Augusi. “It (construcuon)
fall and summer, said
.11 the way through v J
h f^I and summer,” said Map from Smith Jackson, Vice President and Dean of Students
r Id Whittington, vice bedroom, two bathroom apartments; 2) two bedroom, two bathroom
sMent for business, ^ 3) complex clubhouse, will include meeting area, security and possi-
fmjmce and technology. The mailboxes. Top photo is a prototype design from Smith Jackson.
Special Projects Editor
Plans are underway to bring
Starbucks to Burlington. The coffee
chain’s newest location will be ready
to open in the fall.
Starbucks will be located on
Huffman Mill Road, where the old
Wachovia in front of Colonial Mall
used to be. The old drive-thru lanes
of the bank will be tom down and
new ones will be built to create a
drive-thru Starbucks, said Chris
Clayton, an engineer who is working
on the deal that will bring the com
pany to Burlington,,
“Starbucks is taking big pushes all
over the nation to take down old,
empty buildings and uplift them for
drive-thru Starbucks,” Clayton said.
Old restaurants, banks and other
buildings that are no longer in use
are prime candidates to build new
While the new Starbucks will fea
ture a drive-thru lane, it will also
have indoor seating, similar to most
The new coffee shop will hopeful
ly be ready to open in the fall, but
this depends on how long it takes for
building permits to go through.
According to the Starbucks web
site, high traffic areas are suitable
locations for the licensed stores.
University campuses are listed as
high traffic areas. Since the location
for the new Starbucks is so close to
campus, developers and planners are
hoping to appeal to Elon students for
“Starbucks decided to come to
Burlington,” said Kurt Pearson,
assistant planning director for the
city of Burlington. “We didn’t go
looking for them, they came to us.
We haven’t gone out to get a
See STARBUCKS p3