The university has marked the reopening of the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria after a $9.2 million renovation.
The 1964 building is a landmark on the Cleveland campus, with its rounded exterior and silver-domed roof. But university officials say it had gotten outdated.
The university started a renovation in 2017, with students eating in temporary quarters in a student union ballroom.
The renovation includes a food-court style serving area, new kitchen equipment and a reworked layout to increase natural light in the building. The project also added a meeting room and a private dining room.
Delta State President Bill LaForge says the university hopes new eating options will attract students.
The work was paid for with money borrowed by lawmakers.
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