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September 6, 2007

Café and College Announce Agreement on Extended Lease

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Smith College and the Green Street Café are pleased to have reached an agreement to facilitate the reopening of the café at 62-68 Green Street. The college, which owns the building, has extended café owners John Sielski and James Dozmati a lease through December 2012 and has voluntarily agreed to make improvements to the building.

As they look forward to a late fall reopening of the cafe, Sielski and Dozmati are grateful for the support and good will extended by Smith, describing the lease terms as “favorable, generous and conducive to a successful restaurant business.” They and the college are confident that the building improvements will sufficiently address noise and dust impacts from the construction of the college’s new engineering and science building that will be located adjacent to the café and will enable the cafe to offer the comfortable dining atmosphere for which it has been known.

Construction of Ford Hall, Smith’s new science building, began in the spring of 2007 and will finish in 2009. It will house the college’s Picker Engineering Program as well as the departments of computer science, chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Named in honor of the lead donor to the project, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the new facility will symbolize Smith’s commitment to producing women leaders in engineering, technology and science. In addition, it will be a highly visible demonstration of the college’s commitment to sustainable construction practices, incorporating green roofs, porous pavement, vegetated swales, shading for temperature control and environmentally responsible mechanical systems.

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Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

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