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The Den reduces hours for spring and summer semesters

By Scott Strasser, May 17 2016 —

Students hoping to quench their thirst at the Den on weekends or Mondays will have to look elsewhere this semester.

The campus bar is facing rollback hours for the spring and summer and will be closed for three days of the week.

Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Branden Cave says the rollbacks are both a cost-saving measure and result of lower student demand during the spring and summer months. He said the Den sees a 70 per cent drop in business during this time of the year.

“We want to make sure our businesses are running efficiently so we can continue offering the lowest cost possible for the food and drink options we provide students,” Cave said. “We looked at which days were our least busy, and Monday is the least busy day of the week for the bar.”

Cave said it’s normal for SU businesses to have reduced hours during the summer.

“I don’t think there are enough students on campus that this would greatly impact them,” he said.

The Den’s menu has also seen some changes, such as tater tots being replaced with Japanese chicken karaage bites for the spring and summer.

The Den’s spring and summer hours are Tuesday–Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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