Comments on: Agreement reached on New South Student Center pub http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/02/11/agreement-reached-on-new-south-student-center-pub/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: PIZZAATLEOS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/02/11/agreement-reached-on-new-south-student-center-pub/comment-page-1/#comment-689415 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:35:38 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=44898#comment-689415 WILL THERE BE PIZZA?

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By: Fareed http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/02/11/agreement-reached-on-new-south-student-center-pub/comment-page-1/#comment-689407 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:34:50 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=44898#comment-689407 @Question: Hear, hear!

Yeah, if they have to strenuously card, then this venture isn’t worth it for anyone. Perhaps they’ll settle into some kind of informal relationship where the city accepts the lesser of two evils and the University exercises plausible deniability.

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By: but.... http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/02/11/agreement-reached-on-new-south-student-center-pub/comment-page-1/#comment-689380 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:37:47 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=44898#comment-689380 Who said the market for students who are 21 and drink is small?

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By: Question http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/02/11/agreement-reached-on-new-south-student-center-pub/comment-page-1/#comment-689369 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:09:09 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=44898#comment-689369 So lets take a look at this from a business standpoint. If you want to be the vendor for this “pub”, you must 1.) Give up autonomy over your menu, 2.) Give up autonomy over who you can hire, and further you are required to hire students and incorporate their scheduling considerations, 3.) Subject yourself to a strenuous review of your business plan through the ANC in the hopes that you can acquire an alcohol license from DCRA, 4.) Be subject to rules and restrictions from not just DC government and DC Metropolitan police (which harass bar owners enough already), but also Georgetown University, DPS, and GUSA (which institutional turnover rate of 100% EVERY YEAR, meaning you will be dealing with someone different every 12 months). 5.) Take on competition from one of the marquee “college bars” in the country that is located no more than a 5 minute walk away from your location. This goes without mentioning the UNBELEVIABLY high rent the university is sure to charge for occupation of this space, being forced to deal with campus facilities, and the uncommonly high costs this pub will be forced to incur for security purposes.

Who, in their right mind, would want to open a pub under these conditions? And why? For what business gain? The market is fairly small (students over 21 who drink), and crowded (Tombs, Rhino, Old Glory which are equidistant, roughly, to NSSC if you’re in West Georgetown), the costs will be higher than opening a pub someplace else, and to top it all off, you don’t even get complete control over the business operations.

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By: Pessimist http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/02/11/agreement-reached-on-new-south-student-center-pub/comment-page-1/#comment-689361 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:47:57 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=44898#comment-689361 New South is going to be the center for student life. Just like the Leavey Center was supposed to be.

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