Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Hub Campus Bar to Open at University of Manitoba
The new bar at UMSU
The never ending construction at the University of Manitoba must make for some less than enjoyable student life.
How long does it take to get student services like a pub or restaurant going at UMSU?
It would seem the answer is months.
The Hub will be the new campus bar replacing the old Wise Guys on Campus bar and the UMSU pub before that.
It is Back to the Future for UMSU; a return to pub fare and entertainment. Some of the themed nights will be: “Classic Country” and “Revamped Rez”.
Art from students will be featured as well.
Given that the new Blue Bomber and Bisons stadium next door, you would figure some sports themes. Lots of Jets games could also attract a crowd. No idea if flat screens is on the agenda. If not, UMSU...please consider a sports bar on campus.
One thing the university bar should try to avoid is losing money. The Soma food services idea at the University of Winnipeg has been a moneypit. Tens of thousands has gone down the rabbit hole there.
Campus life should be hard work but also fun. The universities in this town seem to specialize in the exodus: How we get out of here as fast as we can?
Wouldn't it be nice if thousands of students at a variety of things that enhanced their academic and social experience at the university level?
So...here's hoping The Hub is the first of a few things to give the U of M some swagger.