After last year’s grand opening of shops at University Parkway, the second wave of shops have recently opened, expanding students’ food options.
The grand opening of the second phase of shops on University Parkway took place on January 11, 2020, and was located on Northpark Blvd., right across from CSUSB. This event started at 12p.m and finished at 3 p.m. The new shops that opened were Fire Wings, VCA Northside Animal Hospital, Afters Ice Cream, Asian Fusion Eatery, and Poketology.
This event was open to everybody and many people came out to celebrate this grand opening.
There was free samples of food and drinks, life-size games, photo stations, a balloon artist, face painting and music.
Among all the people that came, CSUSB Coyote Radio was one of them. Coyote Radio tabled for this event, played music and gave out free T-shirts, candy and many more.
James R. Watson also attended this event, and he was a big part in the opening of these new shops. He is well involved with CSUSB as well as the city of San Bernardino. Along with them, there were also three council members that attended the event and shared some special words with the public. One of these council members was the mayor of San Bernardino, John Valencia.
Shortly after the speeches, the ribbon-cutting ceremony took place around 1:35 p.m. Everyone gathered in front of Fire Wings and patiently waited for the ribbon to be cut.
The opening of these new shops will be very beneficial and convenient for CSUSB students since they can simply cross the street, pick something up and move on to their next class. Of course, to anyone else who lives close by and wants to grab something that is fast and convenient, these shops provide them with more options as well.
As Jamba Juice employee, Jacinda stated, “This grand opening is essential for advertising for the college students, it’s a great atmosphere and a good place to feed your appetite.” During the event, Jacinda was giving out free coupons on behalf of Jamba Juice, which is also located at University Parkway.
With all the different shops now open at University Parkway, there a now more options to satisfy your hunger.
“I recommend coming to Wayback Burgers because we have fresh produce, no frozen stuff, and they have friendly employees,” Wayback Burgers employee, Mona Chahine, said. Chahine was out tabling for this event, giving out free pens, flyers, and prizes to anyone that stopped by Wayback Burgers.
At this event, it was also announced that a boba shop will be opening up soon in about three months.
“This will bring lots of diversity to San Bernardino, as well as culture,” says CSUSB student, Julio Reyes.