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A grand opening is being planned for the spring semester

Renovations are underway on the former Jac & Co. restaurant on North Third Street. The improvements, which are part of the College’s Third Street revitalization project, will create a new student hangout for social events.

According to Bruce Ferretti, director of physical planning and plant operations, the physical work on the building began in September and the bulk of the work should be completed by the end of December. A grand opening is being planned for the spring semester.

The first floor of the building will include a D.J. booth, game rooms, a giant TV, a dance floor, and a kitchen. The second floor of the building will include a small space for offices and a dressing room for any performers who might provide entertainment in the space. The remainder of the building will be used for the storage of mechanical and auxiliary support equipment for the time being.

Ferretti says that the painting of the building’s exterior is currently taking place, as well as interior painting and the renovation of first floor lavatories. Work is also being done to the kitchen.

Pam Brewer, associate dean of students and director of student life programs, explains that the space is intended to be used almost exclusively as a social venue.

There will be no tables or chairs in the space, but instead bar stools and drink ledges will encourage interaction. Three small game rooms, one for pool, one with other table games, and one for card games, should also allow for communication between members of the Lafayette community.

According to Brewer, the Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) is planning on programming acts for the space at least once a month. Singers, comedians, and musicians will provide entertainment. A D.J. booth will also provide music for dancing when desired.

The building will not be open to the public, but will serve only Lafayette students, faculty, and staff. The space will also be available for student groups to reserve for events. The building will only be open when events are planned for the space.

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