Moving the party elsewhere: Red Lion owner announces relocation


Sydney Laput

The Red Lion, Campustown bar located on the corner or on Third and Green Street, will be relocating locations. Owner Scott Cochrane made the announcement on Wednesday and plans to open the new bar by 2024.

By Aditya Sayal, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, the owner of Campustown bar, The Red Lion, announced that he plans to relocate the building away from its current home on Third and Green streets where it has been since 1966. This was confirmed in an article by WCIA

Although he has not specified where the new location will be, Scott Cochrane said he already purchased the property and will not open until 2024. However, this isn’t the first time that change will come to one of Cochrane’s bars.

The first change that came to Red Lion was its name. Before September 2010, Red Lion was known as Station 211. However, once Cochrane got ownership of the bar, he believed that it needed to be touched by the Cochrane brand and should be made more medieval, hence earning the title Red Lion.

Coachrane also owns another popular Campustown bar on Green Street — KAMS. Similar to what Red Lion will experience, KAMS was relocated from Daniel Street to First and Green streets in 2019. 

Both KAMS and Red Lion have made headlines in the past for controversial behavior. In the summer of 2020, the establishments were under protest by what students called racist business practices and were being boycotted until something was done.

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In March, Red Lion was faced with accusations of having an aggressive staff when a girl was sent to the hospital after an altercation with a bouncer sent her to the hospital. 


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