Students, alumni launch campaign to bring back Healy Pub
In an email sent to the SAFE Reform Endowment Commission this morning, a number of current students and alumni, led by Matt Stoller (COL ’08), submitted a proposal to bring back the Healy Pub.
The effort requests that the $3.4 million from the recently passed Student Activities Fee Endowment Reform be used to reopen the pub, which opened in 1974 and closed in the 1994-1995 academic year after relocating itself to the Leavey Center earlier that decade.
In an 11-page proposal, the group lays out why it believes that reopening the pub would be beneficial to the campus community. Under the plan, the pub would not close to students under 21 during the late night, unlike The Tombs, which the group believes would alleviate some neighbor concerns about students being off campus. It also includes an example of a successful currently operating student pub: The Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub at Harvard University.
The proposal also suggests that offices currently located in the Healy basement, the former home of the pub, be relocated to other spaces on campus
such as opened up by the creation of the Hariri Building and the science center that is currently under construction.
Read the full proposal and a letter from former employees and patrons of the Healy Pub after the jump.
Healy Pub alumni letter: