Friday, April 30, 2010

CU Bars in the news; Geovanti's implements cover charge for shows

From the Daily Illini

Geovanti's implements cover charge for shows

Geovanti’s Bar & Grill, 401 E. Green St., a campus bar known for never having an entrance fee, has recently implemented a cover charge of $1.

The fee, which was implemented in the last two weeks, goes toward the costs of entertainment for customers, said Pat Galvin, general manager and alum. Entertainment, including karaoke on Wednesdays, live music on Thursdays and a DJ on the weekends are part of Geovanti’s atmosphere, but come at a price, he said.

There's some humorous quotes in the article.

“If you can’t pay a dollar, you probably shouldn’t go out, you’re not going to spend money here anyway” Galvin said.

For Kim Pontarelliw, sophomore in AHS, the cover price came as a shock, she said, but she is not ready to complain.

“Obviously we’re here instead of KAM’s or Station or Joe’s, where they charge five dollars,” she said.

I am against cover charges. I think I'll rant on that later today.

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