Residents of The Cadence student housing complex downtown won’t have to go far for a cold brew.

In fact they may be fighting for a seat at the bar when World Of Beer, the behemoth purveyor of all things brewski,opens in November.

The 3,000-square-foot bar, which also will sell packaged beer to go, will move into the main building of the 465-bedroom six-story complex, said developer Jim Campbell. Campbell is developing the retail end of the project, which is being built by Alabama-based Capstone Development Partners.

“What we wanted to do was create more of an entertainment venue. You’ve got the Rialto (Theatre) next door, Club Congress across the street,” said Campbell, noting that the bar will host live entertainment several nights a week. "It cements the whole entertainment piece on that end (of Congress).”

“I think it’s a great amenity. It also serves the development purpose of a mixed used facility in an urban area,” added Chad Izmirian, Capstone’s senior vice president who is managing The Cadence development. “It’s an added convenience of living not only in The Cadence but downtown Tucson. That’s what we’re sort of going for with the mixed use, urban development.”

Campbell said he has three other tenants lined up for The Cadence. He wouldn't name names since contracts have not been finalized, but he said two of the three are from Tucson and the third is from Los Angeles.

See the full story in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.