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LaVerde’s Returns to 24-Hour Service

LaVerde’s Market returned to 24-hour service this week as new staff were hired for night shifts. The Student Center market is now open from 7 a.m. Sunday to midnight Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Staff shortages kept LaVerde’s from returning to 24-hour service earlier in the year. General Manager Marc Semon said that there “aren’t many people who want to work [the night] shift,” so it was hard to find staff. Semon added that they “barely [got] enough” new staff to resume operating 24 hours.

Semon said LaVerde’s currently has the same number of staff working as last year.

Late night business has “never been that good,” Semon said. And so far, the late night business has been “slower than last year,” he added.

Chris Christensen, director of operations of 660 Corporation, which owns LaVerde’s Market, declined to comment.

–Arkajit Dey