Innovation Village North Outtakes closed due to renovations

The College of Business, Breezeway food court and Student Union now only locations with a convenience store on campus.


The Outtakes convenience store in Innovation Village Apartments North is closing indefinitely while Chartwells renovates its other restaurants on campus. The residence hall location, which opened in 2011, does not have a timetable for its re-opening. Ari Boyll | Contributing Writer

Ari Boyll, Contributing Writer

Students looking to shop at the Innovation Village Apartments Outtakes will have to wait, as the location will be closed indefinitely.

According to FAU Director of Marketing & Guest Experience Alicia Taplin, the closing of the convenience store was decided by Chartwells directors and because of a change in focus on other on-campus projects.

“FAU Dining Services made the decision to temporarily close Innovation Village’s Outtakes venue to shift a primary focus of investment towards the renovations of Starbucks, Chick-N-Grill, and Wendy’s this summer.”  Taplin said in an email.  “With limited sales over the past two years, this particular Outtakes venue is next in line to experience an enhancement and new direction for our resident students within Innovation Village.”

Taplin said there is currently no date planned for the start of renovations or re-opening of the location, which opened in 2011.

For now, former shoppers will now have to visit the Breezeway food court, Student Union or the Sean Stein Pavilion within the College of Business complex to access an on-campus convenience store.

“I’m sure it inconvenienced a lot of IVA students by closing, considering the next closest convenience store is on the other side of campus,” sophomore Alex Smolen said.

While several students felt inconvenienced, others felt indifferent toward the sudden closure of the store.

“Wait, it closed?” junior Jonathon Knight asked. “I didn’t even know that it closed.”

“Outtakes was really overpriced, so I don’t mind that it closed,” junior Lindsay Brame said.

Previously closed Chartwells locations on the Boca Raton campus include J.J. Redhot’s, Red Mango, and Simply Purr, which closed in summer 2015, spring 2015 and fall 2014 respectively.

Ari Boyll is a contributing writer for the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet her @ariboyll.