I had more or less forgotten that the student-run coffeehouse in the RMC was once located here, right next to the door to Sammy’s:
The two pictures I found are undated but taken well within my era at Rice. I’d guess late ’90s or so, which doesn’t sound like that long ago but actually is:
There have been several other things in this spot since, including a Chinese outlet and the still mourned Droubi’s. It’s a taco place now:
And the CoffeeHouse has expanded, improved, and moved over to the Kelley Lounge, where it’s always packed:
Bonus: Reader Maria Martinez writes with the solution to the alien billboard mystery. Thanks a million!