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How We Feel About Currito Closing 

When I first saw that my beloved Currito was not going to serve their disgusting fake Mexican food anymore, a few analogies of what this felt like came to mind. It was like not finding Nutella in the supermarket isle or stepping on Legos. I know that the Drexel shaft likes to screw us over quite frequently, but this was one of the worst instances ever.

Currito may not be the best Mexican food chain around, but that place provided me with so many memories – from bleach flavored chips to quesadillas without cheese. I guess they weren’t entirely worth the Dining Dollars, but that’s what I loved about this dinning option. It was full of surprises and you walked away with a great story to share with your fellow Drexel meal plan sufferers.

But that’s all over now.

Gone is the place with the gigantic chocolate chip cookies that were often not fresh. Gone is the place where I would buy an extremely rich Nutella milkshake late at night and a banana peanut butter one whenever I felt I should be “healthy,” which I will admit was not often. Currito is closed and the memories of its utter repugnance flooded back to me (sort of like the flood of people on the line that always moved at an impressively slow pace).

In the place of my beloved is a sushi restaurant, which I am sure won’t serve Nutella milkshakes or the Jimmy Carter smoothie that often accompanied me to my 10 a.m. class. Do you know what this means? These precious memories that upperclassmen hold dearly will never exist in the minds of the young and naive freshmen that don’t know any better.

I remember the day I saw the sign for the new sushi place like it was yesterday (even if it was only two weeks ago) and the pain still follows me. I was with some other students sitting outside of Northside when my eyes glared at the bare wall. Blood rushed to my head, I was mad and sad. I had a mixture of feelings that I can’t even explain. I’ve heard rumors of my favorite places on campus closing. First Vegetate, then Seasons, but I never thought I would see Currito closing anytime soon. Yes, we may be getting a Chipotle on campus, but that can’t ever replace the joy I would get from seeing freshmen experience the complete disappointment of Currito. They will never understand. They can’t possibly know the depth of my suffering.

But seriously, when’s Chipotle opening? The grand opening was rumored to be in September, but the month has come and gone with no sign of any burritos. Stay tuned for when you can get your fix of bad Mexican food on campus once again.

Orly is a Venezuelan senior at Drexel University majoring in Public Relations and double minoring in marketing and writing. In her free time, you can find her in a coffee shop writing, color-coding her way through life or binge watching One Tree Hill for the fifth time. She manages HCD's Facebook page as well as their Twitter and hopes to make a career out of social media someday.
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