Contact: Erik Ysea
CHE CAFE COLLECTIVE
UCSD Administration looks to shut down CHÉ CAFÉ
Tuesday vote could cause venue to close
La Jolla, CA, May 12, 2014:
UCSD's University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB) is holding a vote Tuesday, May 13th to cut the Ché Café from their budget. If passed, the University will effectively close the historical venue for an undetermined time period until funds can be allocated to carry out, what the University deems as, critical renovations. Such a delay could be detrimental to the continuity of the Ché Café as a reputable all-ages venue and community space.
The Ché Café was established on UCSD's campus in 1980 and has been a staple to San Diego's music scene since its conception. The venue has hosted a number of notable internationally touring acts such as Billy Corgan, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Rise Against and many more.
The Ché Café is not only a historical site in San Diego; it is a staple to the community. The Ché is one of the only all-ages venues left in San Diego that provides a safe, accessible space for both the local music scene and national music scene at large. The venue also opens its doors to the community for fundraisers, art shows, theatrical acts and other events, many of which are hosted for UCSD clubs and organizations.
The Ché Café Collective urges community members to come voice the importance of keeping the Ché's doors open at this Tuesday's UCAB meeting which will be held at the Earl Warren Room in Price Center West on UCSD's campus from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, as well as sign our ongoing petition at http://tinyurl.com/checafe