Sacred Heart University is will mark the opening of JP’s Diner, a dining hall billed as New England’s first on-campus diner, with an Oct. 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Designed in a retro 1950s and 1960s style with jukeboxes, the new facility will offer about 30 diner menu staples and take-out options, with indoor seating for 110 people and outside seating for 40.
The diner was named for university president John J. Petillo in a vote by the Sacred Heart student government. Petillo welcomed the new eatery as place that “will not only nourish our students with delicious, hearty meals, but it will provide them with fun and entertainment. It will also give them a chance to unwind and meet with friends before getting back to their studies and extracurricular activities.”