Tully's Coffee May Open Branch in Student Union

Photo: Tully's Coffee is in negotiations with the ASUC over possibly opening a new branch in the Student Union.
Emma Lantos/Photo
Tully's Coffee is in negotiations with the ASUC over possibly opening a new branch in the Student Union.

Related Articles »





  • Printer Friendly Printer Friendly
  • Comments Comments (0)

UC Berkeley students may soon have another campus option for caffeine as Tully's Coffee continues discussions to open a branch on campus.

Tom Spivey, associate director of the ASUC Auxiliary, said the Store Operations Board is nearing an agreement with Tully's Coffee to open a kiosk in the student union.

The discussions have been ongoing for about eight months, and Spivey said that if things go well, the location may be able to open as early as this spring.

"There's been discussions of potential contract, but nothing is set in stone" said Jordan Smith, chair of the board.

Representatives from Tully's did not return calls for comment on the proposed development.

The proposed location would sell coffee drinks, sandwiches and other food items.

Smith said the board had considered other coffee vendors for the location but had settled on Tully's because it met the needs of the student body and the space.

"Tully's seemed to be a pretty good compromise, with them being organic and a well-run company, and not as scary as, say, Starbucks," he said.

Some students said they would appreciate another convenient coffee option on campus.

"I usually go to the Den, but this coffee would probably be better," said freshman Charmaine Lindley.

The coffee kiosk would provide revenue to the student government and valued foot traffic to the student union area, Spivey said.

"It brings in community, and that's what that space is about," he said.

Employees at the Coffee Spot, located near the proposed Tully's Coffee location, said they were not concerned about competition.

"They don't hold a candle over us," said Ibrahim Alloun, co-owner of the Coffee Spot.

Tags: LOWER SPROUL REDEVELOPMENT


Valerie Woolard covers student government. Contact her at [email protected]



Comments (0) »

Comment Policy
The Daily Cal encourages readers to voice their opinions respectfully in regards to both the readers and writers of The Daily Californian. Comments are not pre-moderated, but may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy. Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article or blog post to which they are connected. Brevity is encouraged. Posting under a pseudonym is discouraged, but permitted. Click here to read the full comment policy.
White space
Left Arrow
Development and Capital Projects
Image Current design for Lower Sproul renovation exceeds...
As the exact design of the new Lower Sproul Plaza co...Read More»
Development and Capital Projects
Image Studies question structural design of Lower Sproul
Studies conducted by engineers in the early design phase of the L...Read More»
Development and Capital Projects
Image Hearing for Lawsuit Against Renovation of Memorial...
Preliminary hearings were scheduled to begin Tuesd...Read More»
Development and Capital Projects
Image Seismically 'Poor' Campbell Hall Slated for Replac...
Dexter Stewart is ready to move out of Campbell Hall. Since...Read More»
Development and Capital Projects
Image Medical Marijuana Group Loses Chance to Relocate D...
The Berkeley Patients Group lost its chance to move its ...Read More»
Development and Capital Projects
Image City Council Endorses Plan for New Strawberry Cree...
After a decade of deliberation, the Berkeley City...Read More»
Right Arrow




Job Postings

White Space