UC Berkeley closes Bear's Lair campus pub
08 December 2012
Photo: Michael Macor
SFGATE -- UC Berkeley closes its on-campus pub, the Bear's Lair, part of the ongoing $233 million overhaul of Lower Sproul Plaza. As part of the redevelopment process, the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Building, where the Bear's Lair is located, will be gutted and rebuilt at twice the size. Other steps in the redevelopment process including razing Eshleman Hall, repaving the plaza, and remodeling the Cesar Chavez Student Center. A new bear statue will also join the elevated bear statue on the new Lower Sproul Plaza. The Lower Sproul Plaza renovation is expected to be completed by 2015.