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Building 31 Cafeteria Closes After July 21 For Emergency Repairs​​​​​

Due to urgent, extensive and unexpected facility repairs, the Building 31 cafeteria will close after lunch on July 21 until approximately Monday, September 25. Because we understand this may cause some inconvenience, we have worked closely with our food service partners to highlight the following:

  • The MBEPB (Maryland Business Enterprise for the Blind) concession stand in Building 31, 1st Floor will re-open (with limited options) on Monday, July 24 and fully reopen on Tuesday, July 25. You can find snacks, grab & go foods and lots of sundries. Their hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, excluding federal holidays.
  • While the renovations are occurring, we are able to keep a portion of the Building 31 seating area open for staff to use. Please use the rear doors located closest to the concession stand.

We understand this closing will be inconvenient for Building 31 and surrounding buildings, but the emergency renovations need to occur. We are working to develop some additional options during the closure, but is unlikely with the competing construction projects around the building.

  • Our other food service facilities are open and offer great daily options. The cafeterias in Buildings 12B, 10-B1 and 35 are just a short walk or shuttle ride away. For more information, visit our Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) food website; check out the on-campus map for locations and menus (where applicable).
  • The R&W will continue to host daily rotating food trucks in the 10H parking lot, outside of Building 10's South Lobby. They operate Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, or until sold out. You can check the food trucks and menus on the NIH Recreation & Welfare (R&W) website and join their list serv to get the latest changes and offerings.

Stay tuned for some exciting news about the Building 45 cafeteria later this summer.​​

Please check the DATS website's food page regularly for updates on food service options and the reopening date of the Building 31 cafeteria.

If you have any questions, please contact the Food Services Team at 301-827-3248 or​​