Elizabeth City State University had to close its cafeteria for three days at the end of last month because of a hot water pipe failure in the building.

The maintenance issue resulted in the cafeteria having to be closed Jan. 28-30.

“The hot water pipes failed,” explained ECSU spokesman Robert Kelly-Goss. “We have put in place a temporary fix to make sure our dining facility is operational until we can get a permanent fix. Our student meals were served at the grill, located inside the Ridley Student Center.”

The dining facility is now operational, Kelly-Goss said.

The repairs cost a little more than $3,000 and were paid for with auxiliary funds.