Names for new eateries in Worth Hills multi-purpose center released


    Two of the new food options coming to the Worth Hills multi-purpose facility will honor two famous TCU alums.

    The unnamed structure will have four dining options: a coffee shop, a grill, a bistro and a Tex-Mex restaurant.

    The coffee shop will be named “The Press,” in honor of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, said Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor for student affairs.

    The grill will be named “O’Brien’s” after Davey O’Brien, Cavins-Tull said. O’Brien, TCU’s starting quarterback from 1937-1938, was TCU’s only Heisman Trophy winner.

    “Magnolia’s Bistro” will be the name of the bistro. The name for the Tex-Mex dining venue is still being finalized.

    The dining venues will provide indoor and outdoor seating for approximately 340 people.

    The 33,060 square-foot multi-purpose center, which will serve as a place for students to build community on campus, will have 650 seats throughout the building. The facility will contain study rooms, an amphitheater and offices for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

    The building is 65 percent complete, said Harold Leeman, associate director for major projects and facilities planning. He said he expects to have construction completed and kitchen equipment running by mid-December.

    The facility is scheduled for completion by the start of the spring semester, according to the TCU Physical Plant’s website.

    “We are shooting for the 12th to 15th of January to be open for business,” Leeman said.

    Operating hours of the Worth Hills student center have not yet been released.