Food and entertainment situation:
-I am well aware The Satellite had to be torn down because of flooding and is being replaced by The Hub. However, The Hub is getting presumably overpriced food instead of what made The Satellite great. The Satellite had Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger Studio, Tandoori Nite, cheap, affordable options.
Stadium garage- Had Taco Cabana and a campus merch store. Now just emptiness. Could easily put another restaurant or bars to fill up that area and would be an INCREDIBLE
The UC- Used to have several affordable options but is just McDonalds, Panda Express, another campus owned sub spot and some gross burrito place. More wasted opportunity.
-Chinese Star, a traditional UH favorite was forced out. Ok fine, but why has nothing replaced it? There was supposed to be a Food Truck Park slated for a Fall 2019 opening which obviously fell through. A student survey was talen and the top choices was Wharaburger, Chili’s etc. None of that has happened.
Now its just a grassy lot.
-Bullritos has been closed for a while. Not a big fan of it, but there has been NOTHING to replace it. This could easily be another bar or restaurant.
-Calhoun’s Rooftop was an all time favorite campus bar but UH decided to attempt another cash grab, Extra Credit replaced it which was then bought by The Nook. What did The Nook do? Make an overexpensive Wine Bar that literally nobody goes to. I went once and paid $12 for a tiny glass.
Subway by The Den was closed down and I dont Subway by UH Law exists anymore either. That plaza by The Den could EASILY be filled with more bars or better restaurants. SOMETHING.
I think our administration has done so many great things, but just like the situation with Hoglerson, it feels like they’re just screwing this up on purpose. This should be such an easy decision.
Every other Big 12 school does not have this issue.
At least Rice was smart enough to surround itself with Rice Village, The Medical Center and keep several options on campus. Older folks love to talk about how UT is the reason why every bad thing thats happened to UH has happened but really, UH just can’t get out of its own way sometimes.