Students Plan Own Pub at New South Center
A student-run pub at Georgetown University’s New South Student Center was agreed upon by the university’s student affairs vice president Todd Olson and its student government Feb. 7.
According to the news blog, Vox Populi, “the new campus bar will serve beer, wine, and liquor on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and will include 18+ nights or a system of wristbands for underage students, according to the agreement. The vendor will also be required to hire Georgetown students for part-time positions in addition to creating a committee to guide the business.”
Confident of student involvement on many levels, such as menus, beverage selection, advertising, programming and scheduling, student association president Clara Gustafson told the blog, “We are confident [the location] will be a new hub of student life for underclassmen and upperclassmen alike, [and] will draw more students to the space.”
The new student center at New South will cost $15.5 million. The pub is part of the university’s campus plan, agreed upon by Georgetown residents, to keep more student activity on the main campus. It also recalls the beloved Healy Hall pub, began in the 1970s as a coffeehouse, that became a campus hang-out that served beer and sandwiches.