University of New Mexico moves closer to on-campus taproom

The University of New Mexico has revised its proposal for an on-campus taproom in an effort to reduce costs of the potential build, according to the Albuquerque Journal. However, the school is still waiting on approvals before next steps for the concept can begin.

The idea for the taproom—which would take over a seating area in the school’s student union and include an outdoor patio—came from students two years ago, and design plans were put together by students in the university’s architecture program.

The Albuquerque, N.M., school’s Dining & Food Services department would foot around 50% of the taproom’s costs, which are currently slated to total $650,000, while Chartwells would chip in the rest.  

In the meantime, Chartwells has received six responses from area breweries with potential interest in a taproom partnership.  

Read the full story via the Albuquerque Journal.

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Construction on the $650,000 student union taproom will begin this summer and is expected to finish in August when students return to campus. The school’s food vendor, Chartwells, and UNM’s Dining & Food Services department will split the cost of the taproom evenly.

Designed by students in the school’s architecture department, the space will feature a rotating selection of beer and wine, and will also welcome guest brewers. Chartwells will be...

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