NC State unveils University Club makeover

Posted February 12, 2011 6:22 p.m. EST

— North Carolina State University showed off its completely renovated University Club in a celebration gala Saturday.

The club has been an important fixture in Raleigh since it was built in 1959, according to a club spokesman. The renovations, which include updated interiors, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a new pool and a carriage porch, mark the completion of phase one of the club's "Bright Future Ahead" campaign.

"This club is something we can all be proud of," said Phil Jones, chairman of the building committee. "The new interior spaces and our expanded swim facilities position us as the place to go for Wolfpack families seeking a club, and for businesses and groups who need event space."

The grand opening celebration gala was Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for university leaders, local officials and media personalities.