January 29, 2008

The Holy Cow is certainly Holy.

Everyday I am on campus I go to the Holy Cow, an all vegetarian restaurant in the EMU (the University of Oregon's student union) to help myself to a heaping salad from their all organic salad bar. Their hummus is literally the best hummus I have ever had, and makes a fabulous addition to any salad. So now you will understand when I tell you how utterly devestated I am to annouce that the Holy Cow has been put out of buisness by the Portland, OR-based chain, The Laughing Planet.

While I do enjoy L.P.'s Soylent Green Bowl, I cannot say that I am at all happy about this decision. The Holy Cow's owner, Kathee Lavine, opened the restaurant 10 years ago, and invested over $200,000 to open the buisness. The decision was a poor one made by a committee consisting of five University employees and one University student. That's the thing that makes me the most upset. How can such a large decision be made by such a small population?!?!

Passionate University students are fighting at all costs to stop this from happening, and I am one of those students. I have hope that the real voice of the students will shine through.

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1 comment:

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Meh, I'm not a Laughing Planet fan. It's alright, but that's a real shame about an independent cafe being put out of business like that.