By NEIL CHASE
The University will close East Quad's
Hlalfway Inn next year if the snack bar
fails to show a marked revenue in-
crease this year, housing officials said
Known affectionately by patrons as
the "Half Ass," the popular gathering,
ylace has consistently lost money
throughout most of its 12 year history,
eccoroing to Associate Housing
Iirector Norman Sunstad.
S THE HALFWAY Inn is the only one of
the housing division's snack bars
currently losing money, Sunstad said.
4It needs to break even" to stay open,
Supporters of the East Quad
establishment say the administration is
Oicking the easy way to cut costs. "For
them to cut the Halfway is a minor,
detail," said manager Toni Guzzardo.
"This is a vulnerable place to cut,"
Guzzardo said. The musical perfor-
inances and poetry readings in the
4nack bar as well as the association
with East Quad and the Residential
College give the Inn a special flavor,
she said. "We are a unique service."
"THERE ARE real people here,"
4dded regular customer Marty
seaman', an, LSA sophomore. He said
$e discovered the Halfway when some
embers of a class decided to meet
here, and now he returns regularly to
study and drink coffee. "It's one of the
tew places at the University I like to do
that," Seaman said.
Seaman is one of a number of studen-
By BETH ALL
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petition by Jan
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tion drive begins>
some area landlords do not pay for hea
EN and therefore do not feel the need 'io
its rights advocates of- make rental housing energy efficiett
off a petition drive last The proposal would require landlor'ds
a proposal to Ann Arbor to meet minimum insulation standards
ril requiring landlords to for windows, doors, walls, and heating
n energy efficiency stan- pipes, and would make landlords install
housing. thermostats that automatically raise or
the Coalition for Better lower the temperature in a dwelling at
mbrella organization for certain hours.
groups and lobbyists, are COMPLIANCE deadlines would be
5,000 signatures on the spread over a five-year period so thatf
. 1, according to coalition landlords would not have to pay for all
Bea Hanson. repair work at once.
ID the proposal has been Hanson said that the coalition expects
need to conserve energy support not only from students but frirm;
wn tenant heating bills. all low-income residents of Ann Arbor.,
rs have a lot of incentive The coalition estimates that more
because they're paying than 40,000 tenants reside in Ann Atto:r
ills," Hanson said, while in non-University housing, and a co
author of the proposal, Jonathon Rose
n of University Student Legal Service's
Housing Law Reform project, said that
in yesterday's Today if the proposal passes, it will affect most
that time of year"), the area tenants.
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRII
Halfway Inn customers (left to right) Kathy Honohan, Emily Tobin, Marty Seaman, and Bill Vicini enjoy an afternoon
coffee break at East Quad's endangered snack bar.
ts who want to save the Halfway Inn.
East Quad residents have raised
several hundred dollars through benefit
events this year, and additional fund-
raisers are in the planning stages.
Residents recently had the oppor-
tunity to allocate portions of their dorm
dues for various organizations in the
dorm, including the snack bar and the
Inn expects to receive several hun-
dred more dollars.
"IT'S A significant demonstration of
community support," said East Quad
Building Director Lance Morrow. "The
community is voting with its dollars."
While housing reports show the Half-
way lost $6,000 last year, Guzzardo said
the actual loss was about $3,000. She
said the official statements do not
reflect her inventory on hand and the
jobs her staff performed which are now
performed by the housekeeping staff.
"What we need. . . is about $50 more
per day in business," Guzzardo said.
"We just need more volume." The
snack bar presently takes in about $280
per day. "We'll be doing fine by April,"
Morrow said it is possible that the Inn
can be saved, and he has been urging
East Quad residents to patroni'ze the
Halfway and publicize it among their,
friends. "It's not a phony problem," he
said. "It's in our hands."
If the financial situation does not im-
prove at the Halfway Inn, Sunstad said
the snack bar might be converted into a
lounge, with food supplied in vending
Snack bars in other dorms have been
closed due to financial problems, but
Sunstad said the existing facilities a't
Markley and South Quad are not in
danger because they are consistent
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