What the heck happened to Domino's?

By Elias Tezapsidis

Domino’s mysterious recent move has sparked curiosity and controversy on the Macalester campus.Some students are concerned that Domino’s disappearance will have drastic consequences for their late-night snacking options.

“It’s simply terrible,” Mitch Stepleton ’10, an avid Domino’s eater, said.

“There seems to be a lack of food at 2 a.m., when you most need it.” Sebastian Wellsjo ’10 said. “It’s sad that we can no longer get a night snack without having to freeze to death on our way to the Neighborhood Caf.”

I’m a sophomore and can’t imagine my first year experience without Domino’s.

What are we to do for late-night snacking? How can we add some color to our dull Caf Mac diets? Dominos’ was ideal for satisfying pizza.

Last year, the answer to the prayers of on-campus residents was hardly a block away. When we returned a few weeks ago, its storefront was dark and a sign pronounced that it had moved down Grand Avenue.

I suspected a link between this appalling event and the High Winds Fund, which gives Macalester some influence in deciding what stores surround campus.

The High Winds Fund’s goal is to make the Macalester milieu ideal for us. It strives to maintain an essence of community around campus in which the student body coexists with the local community.

To shed light to this puzzling mystery, I contacted Tom Welna, the director of the High Winds Fund, only to find out the fund is not involved and is unaware of the reasons behind Domino’s unexplained move.

My next step toward unraveling the mystery was to contact Gene Sitzman, the owner of the building. When I asked him why Domino’s moved, he responded, “I have no idea. You got the wrong person.”

What could be hiding behind this odd event?
The imminent socioeconomic consequences created due to the absence of Domino’s will make this year a ruthless battle against late-night hunger.