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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 7. 1965.

Our Coffee Bar Progressing Well

Our Coffee Bar Progressing Well

Salient Reporter

After a considerable teething period, the Coffee Bar appears to be settling down into a reasonably efficient service to the student body. Under present manager John Pettigrew a more businesslike approach has been instituted —wholesale purchasing of food supplies, improved kitchen facilities and better staff organisation have led to as economical a running as circumstances will permit.

The most obvious difference is the hiring of a Tv set to provide relatively cheap and reliable entertainment. (A possible extension of hours in accordance with the new library hours will mean that patrons might be able to view the feature programme until the end—instead of the present situation whereby the caretaker inevitably appears and ejects viewers halfway through the last act.)

No final figures of the Coffee Bar accounts are available for last year's operations, but it is estimated that there was a loss of approximately £10.

At present poor kitchen facilities have resulted in a Health Department ban on advertising to the public. This prevents exploitation of the possible patronage from members of the public attending performances in the Little Theatre.

John Pettigrew is hopeful that with the proposed establishment of a permanent coffee bar on the first floor SUB in two or three years' time, a profitable student run business will operate.