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Alice’s Restaurant Reopens


Alice’s Restaurant opened in August for the first time since 2019. The popular spot, operated by Bon Appétit, remained closed until this semester due to the outbreak of Covid-19 moving the college temporarily online and recent staffing issues. 

“It has been a very challenging time and it has been difficult to get the appropriate amount of staffing needed,” said David Friendlich, the general manager of Bon Appétit, “Bon Appétit worked tirelessly over the summer to get as much staff as possible so we could open all the venues that we manage.” 

Students across campus are very grateful for the hard work that has gone into Alice’s reopening this year, and the excitement for the food and drink items that this restaurant has to offer can be seen campus wide. 

Finley Lindsey ‘23 is especially happy about the return of Alice’s since the last time it was open was her freshman year. 

“It’s exciting to have Alice’s open again, especially for that late night study session when you need that boost of caffeine,” Lindsey said, “my freshman year they had both the Student Market in Mary Fisher and Alice’s open, so it was nice to have variety. I hope that they can do both in the future again!” 

Hanna Rogers ‘25 had only good things to say about the menu items.

“I’m happy it’s open because I like getting late night study snacks and food after my soccer practices,” she said, “I also like that they have lots of coffee options.”

She went on to mention how friendly the staff members are. 

Photos of Alice’s Restaurant by Elaina Rioux for the Quindecim

“I like that I can use my meal swipes on different items at Alice’s and I can go in the evenings,” said Leeza Zavelsky ‘25, “I also love the staff members, they’re so kind.” 

Alice’s Restaurant is in the Atheneum, on the bottom level right next to the Hyman Forum. Its vibrant lights, soft music playing in the background, and familiar faces make it a perfect place to grab a late-night snack, get together with fellow classmates, or have a quick afternoon study session. 

“I would just like to say that we are thrilled to be able to reopen Alice’s this semester,” said Friendlich, “we hope everyone is enjoying Alice’s and welcome any questions any people have.” 

Alice’s is open from 5:00PM to 11:00PM during the week, and from 2:00PM to 11:00PM on the weekends. Head on over to Alice’s to get drinks and snacks and make sure to say hello to the awesome staff members while you are there!

By Jaida Rhea ’25

Jaida (she/her) is a staff writer at the Quindecim. She is a sophomore Environmental Studies Major double minoring in Professional Writing & Political Science. Jaida is from Waldorf, Maryland and a graduate of St. Mary's Ryken High School. At Goucher, she is a Goucher Agricultural Cooperative co-president and first violinist in Goucher’s symphony orchestra. She was a Goucher Intern Fellowship (GIF) recipient ‘22. Jaida volunteers with the Accokeek Foundation during the summer and has interned with the non-profit organization Seaside Sustainability, where she lead the creation of a newsletter including articles about environmental issues spawning from climate change.

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