A new campus pub most likely will be located at Café Vivian in the Frist Campus Center, University officials said.
The University is working with the borough and the state to obtain a club liquor license for the pub, which will be governed by a board made up of faculty, staff, and students.
The café was named in 2001 to honor Vivian Shapiro, the wife of former Princeton president Harold Shapiro *64. Plans call for the space to continue offering organic food during the day and to expand its menu to serve as a pub in the evenings. (The old campus pub was closed after New Jersey’s drinking age was raised to 21 in 1983.)
Other locations that were considered were the tap room at Prospect House and the downstairs café at Chancellor Green. Café Vivian was chosen because it is centrally located, already operates as a dining facility, and would need only modest renovations, said Amy Campbell, executive director of campus services and planning for University Services.