Jimmy John’s, Tim Hortons setting up shop between Coliseum and North campuses

I’ve always found it a little strange that there aren’t more eateries between Ivy Tech Northeast’s Coliseum and North campuses. I suspect you students do a great job of frequenting Wendy’s at the corner of Crescent Avenue and Anthony Boulevard. The Chrome Plated Diner and Subway are great lunch picks along Anthony, as well, and the food choices in Canterbury Commons–Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Cosmo’s, Dunkin Donuts–are handy. But it seems there should just be more to choose from. There are 8,647 of you taking classes here, for goodness sakes.

You’ve likely noticed all of the construction across from IPFW along Crescent Avenue, between CVS and IPFW student housing? Those, my friends, are restaurants.

The soon-to-be restaurants on Crescent Avenue across from IPFW. This is facing south on Crescent.

The soon-to-be restaurants on Crescent Avenue across from IPFW. This is facing south on Crescent.

Last month, The Communicator, IPFW’s student newspaper, reported that Jimmy John’s and Tim Hortons–what I’ve heard is the Canadian version of a Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts–are moving in. There’s enough room for two more businesses, but IPFW doesn’t have any more details about what those may be, said John Kaufeld, IPFW’s chief communications officer.

As for open dates, that’s to-be-determined; it’s been a rainy few weeks.

“Weather delays are playing havoc with their (construction) schedule,” Kaufeld said.

What would you like to see move into the spot? I’ve been wanting a Melting Pot in town for years, but the IPFW space is a little small for that. I suspect a taco stand would do well.

What restaurant would you like to see move in close to campus?