Sunday, 25 September 2011

ON THE HOUSE: The Spot brings a fresh twist to campus lifestyle

PLACE TO UNWIND: A new campus hotspot opens at Mona.

“We pretty much realized that this place has a lot of potential to become a great sports bar and grill with lots of offerings,” says Ibrahim Konteh, half of the vibrant entrepreneurial duo behind the The Spot, the latest hangout spot on the UWI Mona Campus. Though the location of The Spot has formed part of the campus’ Students’ Union from the start, Konteh and business partner-in-crime Jason McLeish (the brains behind Jamrock Entertainment and former UWI guild execs) are taking a meticulous approach to restoring the place.

For starters, they are giving it a stylish update with appealing delights that run the gamut from reasonably priced meals and fantastic lunch specials (pasta, stir-fried dishes) to regular entertainment events, including a soon-to-be-launched weekly karaoke session. “We are thinking of making the place really appealing to the students, and the demand is already great.”

At the same time, the far-thinking duo’s plans for the business are ambitiously long-term. “Our main goal is to maintain a standard and offer a brand that people will look forward to,” Konteh says. “We want to market it well, and maybe even start a franchise across the island.”

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