It was a well-known fact that Kelly was one of the best places to eat on campus last year. The pizza was always on point and the burritos outranked any made by the Union or Roth. The shining point of Kelly was always the convenience store, saving any student from taking the long bus ride to Wal-Mart every other week. So I went in with the idea that West Side was an upgrade to Kelly’s greatness.
The $23 million renovation to Kelly Dining Center, known as West Side Dining, or “New Kelly” as many students are calling it, was met with a mix of modest praise and sharp criticism after its fall 2013 debut.