On Thursday, a Reddit thread and a Facebook post showed a temporary sign that was posted on Union Café’s door stating they would be closed temporarily for maintenance as well as an apology for any inconveniences that may arise from the situation.
The following day, a post on Facebook suggested Union is opened again as they posted about their $9 lunch deal. Wait, so is Union closed, or what? With Pride week kicking off this week as well as the big parade on Saturday, losing Union (campus’s best LGBTQ+ bar, as voted by ya’ll) would mean a loss in one of the few spaces designed for LGBTQ+ members and allies near campus.
After a conversation with the Union Café social media operator, rest assured that Union Café is up and running, and all it’s Pride events as well as your favorite brunch specials are still here. If you are looking for something to do during Pride Week, here’s the run down of events taking place at Union throughout the week.
6.12 | PRIDE Preview — CapPride Days at Union | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Union will donate 20% of food sales to Capital Pride Band for anyone who supports and mentions the code word “Capital Pride Band.”
6.13 | Virginia West’s Hump Night Show | 11 p.m.
JUMBO SKYY Vodka Tall cocktails and $5 drafts of Blue Moon while you soak up the presence of Virginia West.
6.13 | Pride Locals’ Kick-Off | 11 p.m.
Virginia West is bringing her all-star team to Union.
6.15 | Rally In The Alley | 6 p.m.
Free and outdoor pride event, what more could you ask for?
6.16 | Kiss My Biscuits Pride Drag Brunch | 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Before the big parade kicks off, set your sights on some brunch…and drag queens! The two cornerstones of starting any day off properly.
6.16 | Saturday Rally In The Alley | 8 p.m.
Friday’s Rally in the Alley was so much fun, they had to do it twice.
6.17 | Pride Sunday Brunch | 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Nothin cures the case of the Sunday Scaries like some brunch at Union.
6.17 | Bat-n-Rouge After Party | 6 p.m.
Pride Week draws to a close, but Nina and Virginia keep the spirits high by rounding everything out with this after party.