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The Last Defence Lounge prepares for a makeover

UToday HomeMay 3, 2013

By Katherine Lidgren

The Last Defence Lounge is a popular meeting spot for students, faculty and staff. Photo courtesy of Andrew Smith.The Last Defence Lounge is a popular meeting spot for students, faculty and staff. Photo courtesy of Andrew SmithDue to the enormous financial success of The Last Defence Lounge (LDL) over the past year, the long-standing MacEwan Student Centre establishment will be getting an exciting makeover this summer.

“The prosperity of the LDL has been very encouraging,” says outgoing Graduate Students’ Association president, Franco Rizzuti. “I’m pleased to be leaving the new executive with the lounge in such good shape.”

The LDL will be closing its doors on Friday, May 3 to begin extensive renovations. The revamping will focus on an expansion of the kitchen, which will help to accommodate the large amount of regular patrons to the restaurant. The kitchen will also be updating much of their equipment.

“It’s great that we can make these improvements just as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the lounge,” says Tina Johnston, VP Academic of the GSA.

Another alteration to the lounge will be to shift of the entrance from the service corridor to the front hallway, creating better visibility and easier access. An addition to the lounge will be a second private meeting room for parties or special events.

New Graduate Students’ Association president, Sarah Akierman, is thrilled about the remodel, and the possibilities that will result. “I’m hoping this will create even more awareness for the lounge. It’s a great place to host events or just to hang out and these renovations will make it that much more appealing.”

The LDL will be re-opening in fall 2013 with a new look and revamped menu.

 

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