Retail, Auxiliary, and Dining Center (RAD Center) - University of Houston
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Retail, Auxiliary, and Dining Center (RAD Center)


Phase I of the Retail, Auxiliary, and Dining Center (RAD Center) is now open and includes The Nook Café and the RAD Center Market Store.

In Phase II, the remaining four food concepts will open in the Fall of 2024. They will include The Burger Joint (hand-crafted burgers), The Taco Stand (authentic tacos, burritos, tortas, and more), Paper Lanter (Asian grill), and Absurd Bird (chicken tenders). Indoor and outdoor seating will accommodate up to 400 customers. A satellite package delivery/pickup space will also open.

In Phase III, currently scheduled for Fall 2025, the Cougar Card Office and the Auxiliary Services administrative offices will move to the RAD Center.

The 41,000-square-foot RAD Center facility is located at the site of the old Satellite building, near the Graduate College of Social Work, the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and Science & Research Building 2. Come check us out!

View the live construction cameras here!

RAD Center

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