UCSD to shutter Porter’s Pub
After 22 years of serving beers, grub, and live music on the UCSD campus, Porter’s Pub is closing its doors on June 30.
Established in 1993 by Rob Porter, a UCSD alumnus and the pub’s namesake, Porter’s wasn’t granted a lease extension by the University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB), a student-run organization.
Closing amidst an ongoing battle to “Save The C.H.E.” cafe from eviction, the snug campus hangout located in the heart of the Original Student Center incites farewells from UCSD students, staff and alum.
“What is going on at my alma mater? First the Che Cafe, now Porter’s Pub! The two best places to see live shows on the campus are now gone,” Fred Rogers posted on Facebook.
This is not the first time Porter’s has been threatened with closure, but this time it truly appears to be the end.
Until its lease formally expires, Porter’s Pub will carry on with business as usual with forthcoming concerts scheduled by People Under The Stairs, Slick Rick and others.
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