Purdue Memorial Union's ground  floor transformed in $47 million renovation, adding 12 new retail dining venues. Staff photo by Nikos Frazier
Purdue Memorial Union's ground floor transformed in $47 million renovation, adding 12 new retail dining venues. Staff photo by Nikos Frazier
WEST LAFAYETTE — Starting Monday, visitors to the Purdue Memorial Union can see the $47 million transformation of the ground floor, now known as the Atlas Family Marketplace.

The renovation, according to Purdue, overhauled 67,000 square feet and now provides 12 retail dining venues.

“Our thanks to the family of Bob and Judy Atlas, as well as our other generous donors, for making this remarkable renovation possible,” Matt Folk, president and CEO of the Purdue for Life Foundation and vice president of university development and alumni engagement, said in a release. “The Atlas Family Marketplace is stunning. It’s a can’t-miss destination for alumni and guests visiting campus and an incredible resource for students, faculty and staff.”

The marketplace includes 200 more indoor seats, increasing seating capacity to 900. Other additions include more electrical outlets and updated, family-friendly bathrooms.

Two new terraces on the south side of the Union add 11,000 square feet of outdoor dining and feature nearly 150 additional seats and two fire pits, according to the announcement.
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