The Inn at Swarthmore is finally complete, and officials are looking forward to seeing it strengthen the relationship between the college and the borough, writes Alison Burdo of the Philadelphia Business Journal.
“We are excited about the fact that it provides us with a physical and social link between the Borough and the college,” Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith told Burdo. “It will give us opportunities to work more collaboratively with the borough and create a space for engagement with the entire community.
“This will be a social hub as well as a hub of intellectual energy.”
The Inn has 40 rooms.
According to Burdo, the development – once referred to as Town Center West – also includes the Broad Table Tavern, the only restaurant in town with a liquor license.
Swarthmore College moved its campus bookstore to the newly constructed 43,000-square-foot Inn, which cost the school $21.2 million.
The new Swarthmore bookstore is more than double its previous size. The old space has been refashioned into a computer lab.
Click here to read more about the Inn at Swarthmore from the Philadelphia Business Journal.