April 23, 2013

BJ lounges revisited

Peter Tang / The Chicago Maroon

In order to compensate for repurposing of the Burton-Judson Club Rooms as dining space, the B-J house lounges and basement common area are scheduled to be renovated over the summer, according to University spokesperson Jeremy Manier.

The renovations will include new furniture, fresh paint, and other general improvements.

The Club Rooms, currently used as BJ–wide common areas, will be opened to connect to Cathey Dining Commons and converted into dining space to accommodate the additional house tables relocating to Cathey after the closing of Pierce Tower at the end of this school year. The new residence hall and dining hall that will replace Pierce’s facilities are currently slated to open  in 2016.

In addition to renovating common areas, B-J student rooms will receive new furniture this summer. The furniture replacement is unrelated to the repurposing of common spaces and was scheduled in advance of that decision, Manier said.