Hey, smartypants. Anxious to get back to class? Well, we hope you’ve been working up the appetite for it! Despite a lack of students flooding U of C’s halls, the University District has gone off in the last few months, adding not one, not two, but three new food retailers with even more to come.

Asian fusion resto Sesame, good for you spot Freshii and popular burger joint Five Guys have sprung up along University Avenue and are anticipating the return of Calgary’s students.

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But that’s not all! This April Monogram Coffee and barBURRITO will join them followed by an OEB this July with plans to open a Village Ice Cream, another Canadian Brewhouse location, an alley and – here’s the big one – Banquet.

Like the Rec Room, Banquet. an indoor recreational social house will have bowling and billiards among other games.

Not a student? Don’t sweat it. The University District isn’t just for those who are enrolled in school. From first-time buyers, downsizers and young professionals; this vibrant up-and-coming neighbourhood is super inclusive now and will only get more accommodating as they grow so check it out!

For information on the area and everything, they have planned, including the new Alt Hotel – which will honestly be in the centre of it all, check out their website here! Happy dining!