Basan hosts American Tobacco Campus Residents
Shawn Olender, the Real Estate Event and Technical Services Coordinator with the American Tobacco Campus, along with his colleague Courtney Coyle, the Residential Property Manager, put on the event for residents in the Noel and Lucky Strike apartment buildings. The residents who attended were treated to a buffet of edamame, chicken karaage, pork gyoza, seaweed salad, and several sushi boats.
The event was to show appreciation to the American Tobacco Campus residents. The campus holds 8-10 annual events for their 99 residents. Olender was pleased with the turnout of roughly one quarter of the residents. He enjoyed the food as well as the service he received at Basan.
“The food was great. Everyone raved about the sushi, the variety of rolls available, and the boars were a hit,” Olender said, “Our server was polite and attentive but also had a good personality was we appreciated. The bartender was also very accommodating considering some people were ordering in the main bar and some from the server.”
The party utilized Basan’s private dining room, which can hold about 40 people seated and close to 100cocktail style. Located in a side private room with its own bathrooms, the private dining room at Basan can be transformed into a great space for cocktail parties, as well as larger, sit-down dinner events. This private dining room is visually separated from the bar area and main dining space.
“People really enjoyed the atmosphere and the mural story was unique and intriguing! I can’t wait for the outdoor patio space to open,” Olender added.
The private dining room mural depicts a fire breathing fowl (also known as a Basan) protecting an island of villagers from the Uminohebigami, the god snake of the ocean, who was angered by fisherman intruding into his domain. Olender hopes to bring another group of residents to Basan soon for their Tenant Appreciation night.