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Kristin Trehearne Lane
Loyola University Chicago Student Enterprise to Celebrate the Grand Opening of its Fifth Business
Ireland’s, a Student-Run Pub, Opens Friday on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
CHICAGO, November 13, 2014 – Loyola Limited, Loyola University Chicago’s undergraduate student-run and managed business enterprise, will open its fifth business, Ireland’s, with a grand opening celebration on November 14. Located within the Damen Student Center on the University’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, Ireland’s is Loyola’s first student-run pub and creates a new gathering space for students, faculty, and staff, as well as alumni and the surrounding community.
Ireland’s menu features pub-style food, including signature hot dogs, specialty sandwiches, and nachos. The pub also features an assortment of fountain drinks, wine, and local and national beers. Ireland’s hours of operation are: Monday–Friday, from 3–11 p.m. Wine and beer service is available from 5–10 p.m. each day.
In addition to bringing a new dining option to the Rogers Park and Edgewater communities, the pub provides employment and professional growth opportunities for 12 undergraduate students, as well as Loyola Limited’s executive team, which is comprised of students who oversee the business’s operations, finance, and marketing. All Ireland’s employees are 21 or older.
“Loyola Limited continues to empower undergraduate students to start and manage their own businesses, and Ireland’s is another product of the enterprise’s entrepreneurial mission,” said Hudson Hotaling, CEO of Loyola Limited. “We’re excited to offer the Loyola community, especially our graduate student population, a unique gathering spot on campus. We’re housed within the Damen Student Center, which was built with the student in mind and to serve as the central gathering spot on the Lake Shore Campus. We think the addition of Ireland’s really fulfills that vision.”
Ireland’s is named after George Ireland, coach of the 1963 Loyola men’s basketball team that famously won the NCAA national championship and competed against Mississippi State in the well-documented “Game of Change.”
“We think this is a nice way to honor the 1963 champs, who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary,” said Hotaling. “We are thrilled to have portraits, photos, and memorabilia related to the team in our new space.”
To learn more about Ireland’s and Loyola Limited, visit www.loyolalimited.com.
About Loyola Limited
Loyola Limited is the parent company of Loyola University Chicago’s undergraduate student enterprises. Founded in 2010, it was established by seven undergraduates who had a vision to create several student-operated businesses around campus. To date, Loyola Limited employs more than 70 undergraduate students. All associates, directors, and C-level executives have the opportunity to receive internship credit. The company’s first business, The Flats at Loyola Station, is a 10-unit luxury guesthouse. ChainLinks, a bike rental and repair business, opened in August 2011. Felice’s Roman Style Pizza opened in 2012 and Ireland’s pub opened in 2014. Loyola Limited also operates LL Express, a holiday shuttle service. By continuing to open and run new businesses, the enterprise teaches students essential entrepreneurial skills. To learn more about Loyola Limited visit, www.loyolalimited.com.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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