[kwlug-disc] New locations brainstorming
eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Wed Dec 16 19:47:18 EST 2009
It's near KwartzLab and Pepi's Pizza. You've got my vote :-)
I have to admit, I liked having it in Waterloo, though.
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 06:41:55PM -0500, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:26:18PM -0800, Raul Suarez wrote:
> > I asked at Manulife but my request was declined as I am the only
> > Manulifer in the group.
> Thanks for asking. (I am tempted to make some crack about
> indoctrinating your coworkers into the LUG, but I'll be good.)
> In other news, I have clearance to use St. John's Kitchen (97 Victoria
> St, at Weber) for January and potentially longer.
> - It is much more spacious than 43 Queen. The capacity is well over 100
> people (probably closer to 200).
> - There is much less background chatter than 43 Queen.
> - We can probably set up temporary wireless for each meeting if it is
> not abused.
> - It is fairly likely that we can use this as a permanent home even if
> we don't buy beer. There is no cost to us.
> - There is lots of bike parking, and okay public transit.
> - There is some free parking but not much. There is a pay lot at the
> VIA rail station, and other assorted parking in downtown Kitchener.
> - For security reasons we can't leave the entrance open all evening.
> Probably we would close it up at 7:15pm or so.
> - There will be some background noise. There is a doorbell for
> latecomers. The phones ring every so often for no good reason. There
> are some background fans. I am hoping that we will not need a sound
> system, though (we had better not. I am not carrying that thing back
> and forth.)
> - It is not as beautiful as the Heuther.
> - There are no munchies onsite.
> - In the summer there may be light issues.
> My overall assessment is that this location has a lot more potential
> than 43 Queen. It is "not bad" on a lot of fronts, and not perfect on
> anything. It is zero cost and potentially long-term, though.
> Let me know your preferences for January. I have heard of no other
> concrete locations for January, although I know people are looking
> pretty hard.
> - Paul
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