Corner Pocket Puts Alcohol Sales on Hold


By Isabella LaMadeleine, Staff Writer

Corner Pocket, the on-campus game room located in the HUB, has put its sale of alcohol on hold indefinitely.

The Corner Pocket only recently started serving beer and wine on a limited basis. One part of that limitation was that alcohol would only be available on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.

Staff decided to limit sales to a specific day and time to determine if it should be expanded to the rest of the week. If successful, sales of alcohol were supposed to increase their business and popularity on campus.

However, alcohol will not be available for the time being. According to Corner Pocket’s management, the decision to suspend beer and wine sales came due to a lack of funding.

Sodexo, the food service company that is contracted to sell alcohol at Corner Pocket, is also in contract negotiations with the university. The company provides Mason with food services for its dining halls around campus.

Corner Pocket’s managers would not confirm that alcohol sales will resume after negotiations are complete. The game room will continue to offer pool, ping pong, and other recreational activities.

Students looking to get a drink on campus can still go to the Rathskeller in SUB 1. The combination bar and restaurant will continue serving drinks seven days a week.

Photos Courtesy of Michelle Garner and Allie Thompson