UpaDowna staff work on installing the beetle kill pine wall in the pub area.
Anyone that knows UpaDowna well understands that community is the backbone of our existence. To help continue that mission, long time supporter CityROCK Climbing Center has offered to help UpaDowna raise funds for our programs by installing a community-centered public house that will include coffee, wine, beer and snack offerings. Thanks to the gracious support of CityROCK, 50% of the proceeds will come back to UpaDowna.
We've been serching for a downtown office space, and while this location will serve as a partial basecamp for us, we are still seeking an office with attached storage for all of our gear and program materials including 20 bikes and helmets.
This new community space will include a larger, redesigned lobby where folks can relax and use the wifi, meet friends and enjoy a coffee and snacks, grab one of our many outdoor adventure books to read or even listen to live acoustic music. The "pub" portion of the space will take up a very small corner of the lobby and will serve carefully selected craft beer on tap as well as feature a large and unique canned craft beer selection. Wine choices will also be available.
We are very excited to be working with CityROCK on this project and a soft opening is slated for early to mid November. The only thing we need is a name! We have a few ideas but we are seeking input from our fans and participants for the name of the space
Please keep in mind, it is an all-ages community space first and foremost. The word "bar" should not be used and "pub" is also not a necessary term. We prefer outdoor climbing/adventure related names. Please check out this contest on Facebook if you are interested in submitting an idea for a name. The winner will win a FREE 6 month membership to CityROCK and a SWAG bag from UpaDowna. (If you are already a member, you can gift your 6 months to a friend or family member).
Thanks, good luck and we hope to see you at our new Basecamp soon!