UPDATE: The polls have closed. See results below.


Okay, we’re enjoying the search for Gannon’s Ultimate Fave so much that we’re not going to make you wait until Monday to start the second round of voting.

Round 1 ended at noon EST today, and the results are in, so let’s get to it!

The field has been narrowed down to the Sweet Sixteen, and eight titles are on the line. The winners of Round 2 will move on to the Elite Eight — another step closer to claiming the title of Gannon’s Ultimate Fave (Check out the updated tournament bracket).

Spread the word, tell all your friends on Facebook and get voting! Round 2 voting closes on Friday, April 18 at noon EST. Gannon’s Ultimate Fave will be announced on Friday, April 8.

Favorite Place to Eat (On-Campus):

Knight’s Cove vs. Beyer Cafeteria. Located in the Waldron Campus Center, Knight’s Cove offers fresh subs, paninis, tacos, burritos and quesadillas. The Beyer Cafeteria offers a variety of food options, such as fresh subs and pizzas, salad and ice cream bars, grilled entrees and a signature line daily special.

Knight’s Cove 66%
Beyer Cafeteria 34%

Eliminated in Round 1: Doc’s Landing, InterMetzo Cafe

Favorite Place to Eat (Off-Campus):

Porky’s Pizzeria vs. Sidewalk Cafe. Open late nights, Porky’s Pizzeria, on the edge of Gannon’s campus, offers dine-in and delivery pizzas, subs and burgers. A diner offering home-cooked breakfast and lunch, The Sidewalk Café is a quaint, inexpensive restaurant within walking distance of Gannon’s residence halls.

Porky’s Pizzeria 45%
Sidewalk Cafe 55%

Eliminated in Round 1: Molly Brannigans, Steel 12

Favorite Place to Study (On-Campus):

Nash Library vs. Zurn Science Center. Located on the corners of Sixth and Sassafras Streets, Gannon’s Nash Library offers three floors of study resources for students, including computer labs, group study rooms and a television production studio. The Zurn Science Center is the home-base for engineering and science majors, and it is home to the Computer Integrated Enterprise and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Center, auditoriums, computer labs and numerous specialized science labs.

Nash Library 68%
Zurn Science Center 32%

Eliminated in Round 1: Power Room, Morosky Academic Center

Favorite Place to Study (Off-Campus):

Starbucks vs. Blasco Library. Starbucks, located on the corner of Fifth and State Streets, is just blocks from campus and has Starbucks’ typical menu, as well as two rooms with tables and arm chairs, perfect for studying or just relaxing. The Raymond M. Blasco branch of the Erie Public Library is located on the bayfront and provides both a place to study as well as study materials, including reference books, interlibrary loans, government documents and genealogy information.

Starbucks 73%
Blasco Library 27%

Eliminated in Round 1: Tim Hortons, Erie Book Store

Favorite Place to Shop (Downtown):

Dollar General vs. Accents By the Bay. Dollar General is a one-stop shop for food, cleaning and office supplies while being close to campus and fitting a college budget. One of downtown Erie’s local boutiques, Accents By the Bay sells a variety of products, ranging from local décor to jewelry to Vera Bradley  bags.

Dollar General 51%
Accents By the Bay 49%

Eliminated in Round 1: Rite Aid, Erie Sport Store

Favorite Place to Shop (Erie Area):

Wegman’s vs. Millcreek Mall. A regional supermarket chain originating in Rochester, N.Y., Wegmans has much more than groceries – pharmacy services, in-store sub shop, lunch and dinner buffets and even catering services. Less than five miles from Gannon’s campus, there are more than 100 places to visit in the Millcreek Mall – from puppies to clothes to video games, there’s something for everyone at the mall.

Wegman’s 42%
Millcreek Mall 58%

Eliminated in Round 1: Grasshopper, Walmart

Favorite Hangout (On-Campus):

Schuster Theatre vs. Waldron Campus Center. Gannon’s Schuster Theatre is home to four main-stage productions each year, as well as numerous other programs and classes in the theatre and communication arts department. The Waldron Campus Center is the hub of students activities at Gannon, and houses three dining options, a piano lounge and a computer lab, and it connects the administrative offices of Old Main to the classrooms of Beyer Hall.

Schuster Theatre 49%
Waldron Campus Center 51%

Eliminated in Round 1: Carneval Athletic Pavilion, Friendship Green

Favorite Hangout (Off-Campus):

Erie Playhouse vs. Presque Isle State Park. The Erie Playhouse is a community theatre just blocks from campus that hosts eight mainstage performances, as well as a Youtheatre program – the playhouse is perfect for actors and theatre-goers alike. Presque Isle State Park, just miles from campus, features seven miles of beaches and 21 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Erie Playhouse 29%
Presque Isle 71%

Eliminated in Round 1: Tinseltown, Splash Lagoon

Round 2 voting ends on Friday, March 18 at noon EST. Stay tuned to see which faves make it to the Elite 8!

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