The new trading manager for the Beit building has arrived, in the midst of wavering trading fortunes.
The newly-refurbished JCR, with its deli counter and fast food drew custom away from the lunch-time catering services offered in Beit when it opened. The JCR is now packed every lunchtime, with students apparently enjoying what some have dubbed the "death burgers". The queues in the Union at lunchtime have been recovering, however there is still a way to go.
Evening entertainments sometimes suffer, with students expressing concerns about both the quality on offer and the price on the door. Many have expressed their disappoinment at having to pay to get in after 9pm just to have a drink on a Friday night.
The future looks to be interesting, with the new booths for daVinci's finally arriving for the start of next term. There are mumblings about a repaint already, following concerns the current green is too clinical and shows dirt easily (take a look at the east wall of da Vinci's to see what we mean). The new furniture will hopefully improve the ambience in the bar, making it a more inviting environment.
Lower door prices are being looked into, along with the possibility of finally getting chips in, but with the snag that the current kitchens are not set up to take a deep-fat fryer.