By: Maddie Day
Ryan’s Pub, located in Gallagher Student Center, is set to reopen early next semester under new management.
The previous owner of the restaurant, who also owns Andy’s Mediterranean, requested to withdraw from the operation.
“The new Ryan’s Pub is being designed as a student pub,” Tom Barlow, director for Auxiliary Services, said. “It will focus on what the student wants.”
The renovation project is headed by Ann Hoffman, a Xavier alumna and member of the Board of Trustees, and focuses on reinventing Ryan’s Pub as a place that satisfies, supports and excites Xavier students.
Hoffman has spoken with a number of students and plans to focus the new décor on club sports.
“This is their place, and I want them to be the decision makers,” Hoffman said.
The renovation project will give the space a more casual, sports bar atmosphere with new televisions, sports memorabilia and gaming.
Ryan’s Pub will also introduce a new menu and will host a series of taste testings for students in the coming weeks.
“We want to make sure students have a say in the design, the look and the food that will be served,” Beverly Centers, general manager of the new Ryan’s Pub, said.
Ryan’s also plans to provide a late night food delivery service to all on-campus residence halls.
The service will be managed by students and will be available until 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Those involved in the renovation project hope that Ryan’s Pub will become a “place of excitement, with student satisfaction,” Hoffman said.
Ryan’s Pub was established in 2002 and dedicated to Stephen Ryan, friend and former roommate of Charles P. Gallagher, the namesake of Gallagher Student Center.