After a summer of renovations, the Basement Brewhaus has a whole new look.
The newly renovated space opened on Aug. 24 and has students and employees excited.
The Brewhaus, located in the Dreyfus University Center, is a popular spot on campus for students to relax while enjoying a cup of coffee. Christina Rosemeyer, senior family and consumer science education major, is the student manager at the Brewhaus and said she believes the renovations made to the Brewhaus have created an easier workspace for the baristas.
“Since the renovation our entire service counter has been changed. It is all brand new,” Rosemeyer said. “Behind the counter, our drink prep area is laid out differently. There has been some new flooring and new lighting. There is a strip of LED lights that are new by the front counter.”
Rosemeyer said she has yet to hear any negative comments, from customers, about the renovation.
“From a customer point of view, my favorite part of the renovation is the new lighting element. The layout also really makes more sense for our baristas and our customers,” Rosemeyer said.
Greg Diekroeger, the assistant director of campus activities at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, said the renovation cost about $30,000.
“The renovation allows for more storage in the Brewhaus. It’s much more efficient for the baristas, and it looks cool,” Diekroeger said.
Diekroeger said he is enthusiastic about the changes made to the Brewhaus and hopes more students will make it one of their hang out places on campus.
Amanda Wallis, junior communicative sciences and disorders major, is excited about the renovation.
“The renovation shows that UWSP cares about their students’ down time because the Brewhaus is a wonderful place to do homework, socialize and catch up with people,” Wallis said. “I think re-doing the area is a great way to give back to us.”
Wallis said the Brewhaus is her favorite place on campus.
“I think that the atmosphere of the Brewhaus sets a relaxing mood,” she said. “I think all colleges needs a place like that for students. Students deserve somewhere relaxing to go, instead of just sitting in their dorm rooms or apartment.”