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The Hive partially shuts down due to insufficient sales

The Hive, located in the basement of The Union, is now only open for sushi nights on Mondays.
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Kayla Muro

The Hive, a Baldwin Wallace University dining location, is now only open for Sushi Night on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. due to its lack of financial sustainability.

This dining location, where it previously served snacks and ice cream, is in the basement of the Union and was surrounded by pool tables and other games. The Hive was one of the locations on campus where students could purchase food products.

Matt Perry, the Student Body President who previously interned with Dining Services his sophomore year, said that because of his leadership in student government, Dining Services often comes to him for student input on dining topics.

Last school year, hours were limited due to “low staffing,” Perry said. The Hive was open on weekdays from early afternoon to 8 p.m. and was closed on weekends. Staffing issues are prominent in most on-campus jobs, Perry said.

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However, the closure of The Hive was not due to its low staffing. Rather, Perry said that the closure was due to its lack of financial sustainability.

The Hive closure is because of the fact that the union downstairs… It’s not a great hangout area down there,” Perry said. “A lot of the times the sales were just down.”

Despite the low turnout, The Hive gained a crowd during Monday Night Sushi. According to BW’s Dining Services’s Instagram, Sushi Night will continue at The Hive every Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Still, some students expressed sentiments toward the closure of The Hive’s previous offerings. Jessica Klonowski, a sophomore undecided major, said that The Hive did not seem to be having insufficient sales

“From the outside, it seemed like The Hive has a pretty strong following and a good group of regulars,” Klonowski said.

Klonowski said that the ice cream was popular amongst her friends. As a commuter, if she had to stay on campus late, she said that she knew she could stop at The Hive for ice cream.

“The Hive stood out to me because it was a very casual place, both with food options and the locations,” Klonowski said.

Emily Gilman, a sophomore neuroscience major, said that The Hive was a convenient place to grab a snack while she was studying and the only place on campus where she could purchase one of her favorite treats, a chai milkshake.

However, some of the featured products in The Hive are now being served in other dining locations to supplant their absence.

Perry said that students can go to the campus Starbucks to suffice for coffee being gone from The Hive. Similarly, smoothies can now be found at The Smoothie Bar in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center.

“In terms of the ice cream, the scoop ice cream is going to be offered during specialty nights in The Union,” Perry said. “[The Union] now [has] ice cream novelties in their bakery area to make up for that. There’s ice cream sandwiches, popsicles and stuff like that.”

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    Justin McMullenSep 20, 2023 at 12:58 am

    It died the moment they stopped calling it the Cyber Cafe

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