The renovation of Hanyang Plaza on Seoul Campus, where students visit for meals and convenient facilities, was originally scheduled from July 6 to September 4. However, the new Hanyang Plaza is expected to open around the second week of September because of its delay. Construction was undertaken to replace outdated parts of the first floor and the outer part of the building because they had become heavily worn out over the last 12 years. There will be eight new businesses in total: CU, Lotteria, an accessory store, A Twosome Place, a cosmetic shop, Chungnyeon Tteokbokki, Bonjour Hawaii, and the Chinese rice noodle restaurant.
According to Lee Yong-yi, the Section Chief of the Scholarships & Student Welfare Team, these newly installed businesses will offer 10 percent to 30 percent discounts to Hanyangians compared with the actual market price. In the meantime, stores that remain from being in the old Hanyang Plaza will not lower their prices. This is an outcome of negotiations between the General Students’ Association and Hanyang University.
Ahead of the renovation of Hanyang Plaza, there was a concern that the prices of goods and services would rise as the rental costs increased. However, this concern was resolved among the companies. In addition, profits from the increased rental fees will be used for student and faculty welfare.
There had been a short delay due to the detailed installations of stores. Some of the stores of Hanyang Plaza that completed the construction will be open at the first week of September, so the full service of Hanyang Plaza will be available on the second week.