By UWeekly StaffPosted Aug 24, 2011
Goodbye McFadden’s and Treehouse
Columbus’ bar scene has been dealt quite a blow. McFadden’s in the Gateway Center and The Treehouse Bar have both closed indefinitely.
According to Business First, McFadden’s closed Wednesday, but will be run temporarily by Kildare, the chain that is taking over, up until December to capitalize on OSU football business. The bar will then close again for remodeling in December, and reopen again in January as Kildare Pub. This will be the seventh installment of a Kildare pub, which has several locations throughout Pennsylvania and a pub in Chapekl Hill North Carolina. So if you like traditional Irish food served at a chain Irish Pub this is the place for you.
Long time staple in the Columbus music scene, The Treehouse has closed. Recognized by Esquire as one of the best bars in America, Treehouse, which is built around a large silver maple tree, has closed.
Kyle Sowash, who is responsible for booking, posted on The Treehouse’s group page on Facebook that the bar closed “due to some really terrible things going on behind the scenes.” Sowash did not elaborate as to what these “terrible things” are but specifically mentioned Carabar, Ace of Cups, Rumba Cafe, Cafe Bourbon St. or the Summit as possible replacements for people still wanting to listen to some great music.
Like a can of sardines
Incoming freshman will be feeling a little bit more homey this year, thanks to ongoing construction and a large incoming class. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Drackett and Scott towers, primarily used as doubles for upperclassmen, will now be quads for freshman.
Acording to the Dispatch, OSU “hasn’t kept a dorm closed during the school year since 2009,” but with Stradley, Park and William H. Hall all undergoing some big improvements, including air condition, renovations to rooms and lobbies, and a connector between Stradley and Park housing, OSU has had to utilize its available dorms to accommodate the current influx of residents this year.
The good news is that though Dracett and Scott have been used as doubles, they were built to house up to four students. Drackett for example is 300-square-feet with a private bath, study room and a separate bedroom. To get a feel for the size, a double is typically 160-square-feet, and a typical triple is 220-square-feet.
So here’s the good news: Although you might be getting “squished,” into a dorm room that has been used for double for quite some time it’s still a huge room, and with four roommates you’re guaranteed to get along with at least one of them.
Kidnapper gets nabbed by police
David Phillip Morris, 45, was arrested Aug. 4 under the King Avenue Bridge for kidnapping and attempted kidnapping, reports NBC4.
Morris’ first offense happened at the Medical Center on Canon Drive, and the second occurred at the corner of King Avenue and Canon Drive. NBC4 reports that Morris will be facing charges of kidnapping of his first victim “because he allegedly put his arm around the first victim, put a knife to her side and walked with her for a short distance. Authorities categorize that as kidnapping because he allegedly controlled the female’s movements,” and will face attempted kidnapping for his second victim.
NBC 4 also reports that the recent kidnapping and bomb threat back in November may have OSU reevaluating the current alert system. Currently, students must sign up for the system, but the university may move towards automatically signing students upon enrollment. If you are not currently signed up for the Alert system you can do so at the Buckeyealert.osu.edu.
New study finds increase in health conscious students
Sustainable Food News reports that 21 percent of college students are limiting their meat consumption through diet choices such as vegan or vegetarianism, or abstaining from either certain meats or meat on certain days.
The study also found that although 62 percent of students polled eat on campus “at least weekly,” only 28 percent were “satisfied with the healthy offering at their school.”
We hope you’re reading this OSU.