Services club in major upgrade
GRAFTON District Services Club is undergoing a major facelift as part of a $4 million upgrade.
The new-look club will boast all the modern-day needs, including a classy coffee lounge, a kids’ room packed with the latest gadgets, a quiet bar and an alfresco dining area.
Club general manager Arthur Lysaught said he hoped the refurbishment would be completed in time for next year’s annual July Racing Carnival, one of the city’s biggest attractions.
“This is something that we have looked at doing for some time,” he said.
“We are trying to create an upmarket coffee area and a quiet space for patrons to relax.”
Mr Lysaught said part of the existing restaurant area would be extended to accommodate the new coffee lounge that would provide guests with a more classy area.
“Bowls are becoming quite big in the Clarence Valley and the renovations will give people a quiet, fully air-conditioned space that they don’t have to share with restaurant patrons when they come in from their game,” Mr Lysaught said.
The general manager said although the work was slightly behind schedule, patrons should start to see the improvements in the New Year.