From cockroaches to mice: campus restaurants talk pest control

Cockroaches, mice, and flies are all things that people don’t want near their food. But what do campus restaurants do if customers complain about it? Blake Brooks, the manager at Oliver’s Pub & Patio, said there’s a cockroach issue all over campus. “There has been a cockroach issue in all of my 15 years at Carleton, so we’re not going to lie and say there’s no cockroaches spotted,” Brooks said. “It’s up to the customer what they choose to do. We don’t have a major problem and we haven’t had many customer issues.” Brooks added that if a student sees a pest in Oliver’s, he would “take care of that individual pest.” According to him, pest issues will only get […]

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Oliver’s runs almost $120,000 deficit

Oliver’s Pub & Patio will be making changes to its menu for the upcoming year after the business reported a net loss of almost $120,000 for the past academic year. According to Blake Brooks, the manager of Oliver’s, a lot of time was spent this summer with the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executives to find ways to make the pub more profitable. He said they have come up with ways of restructuring their food menu to increase profits. “We are not immune to the price increases you see in your day to day purchases of food and alcohol,” Brooks said in an email. “We are impacted the same way general consumers are.” Brooks said it is not just Oliver’s […]

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