Computer generated image of how the lower deck at the Yamba Shores Tavern could look in November.
Computer generated image of how the lower deck at the Yamba Shores Tavern could look in November.

Shores Tavern renovations start

WHEN asked by the architects responsible for renovations at the Yamba Shores Tavern for a brief, the tavern’s owner Matt Muir said he wanted the tavern to be not only the best venue in Yamba but the best venue between Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast.

The work has started on the $4 million renovations after two-and-a-half years of planning, but Mr Muir said that it is taking place with no disruption to the bistro, bar or bottle-shop.

Mr Muir is enticing customers to keep up their patronage with a $20 000 fishing boat giveaway.

“It’s business as usual,” Mr Muir said, although the indoor dining area has been closed.

Mr Muir said construction had not deterred customers who were making good use of the temporary beer garden erected for the duration of the building.

Stage one of the upgrade, due for completion in early November will see an extended River Deck to seat 200 people, a nautical theme Upper Deck with shade sail construction, a new outdoor servery and lounge area, a $100 000 audio-visual upgrade with outdoor screens for sporting events and a new bar.

Stage two of the renovation will begin in March next year and will involve a kitchen renovation and expansion to cater for additional crowds.

“We have a few surprises up our sleeve in terms of facilities that focus on food and family,” Mr Muir said.

“It’s a case of ‘watch this space’.”



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