From kiosks to cafeterias, office buildings offer better lunch spots
The customers of Cafe 735 are so important to owner James O'Shaugnessey that he hesitates to advertise his coffee shop and deli in the 735 N. Water St. building.
The added business might scare away building employees who regularly stop by for lunch, he said.
"I don't want to lose my core customers," O'Shaugnessey said.
O'Shaugnessey continues his daily grind because he realizes, like many corporations, that employees need to eat. With about 60 corporate tenants, the 735 N. Water St. building offers O'Shaugnessey a virtually captive market of about 1,000 workers.
Increasingly, however, office building managers recognize that eating lunch isn't simply taking a time out from a busy day. The in-office lunch …