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THE BSV LED VIDEO WALL EVERY SPORTS BAR MUST HAVE

“Don’t think you can call yourself a sports bar unless you have this setup!” were the words when Panthers Penrith Leagues Club’s LED Video Wall went live in May of 2022, installed by BSV. As the…

ICONIC WALKABOUT CREEK HOTEL UP FOR SALE

Decorated in memorabilia, cheeky jokes and faded photos, the walls of the Walkabout Creek Hotel are alive with 121 years of history. But it’s the worn wooden floors – scuffed from innumerable boots…

LAUNDY FAMILY DOUBLES DOWN WITH $47M PURCHASE OF PORT MACQUARIE PUB

The Laundy family has teamed up again with Port Macquarie hospitality operator Alistair Flower to buy the Tacking Point Tavern in the NSW Mid North coastal town for about $47 million. The family headed…

ENDEAVOUR GROUP BRINGS FORWARD PAY RISES

Australia’s largest pub owner, Endeavour Group, has brought forward pay rises of between 4.6 per cent and 5.2 per cent for about 15,000 workers in its pubs and clubs to try to alleviate a staff shortage…

AUSTRALIAN VENUE CO TO ACQUIRE 9 WA VENUES

Australian Venue Co has announced that it has entered into a conditional acquisition agreement to purchase nine venues in Western Australia from two hospitality groups; 7 venues acquired from Ark Group…

BRISBANE’S FAMOUS PINEAPPLE HOTEL IS ON THE MARKET

One of Brisbane’s oldest pubs, and one of the rare family-owned and operated hotels, is on the market and expected to break sales records. The heritage-listed Pineapple Hotel in Kangaroo Point, that…

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1. Merewether Beach Hotel, Newcastle sells for $40m A large Newcastle hotel overlooking the waterfront at Merewether Beach has sold for about $40 million.  Investor Glenn Piper has snapped up the Merewether…

GREENS TO REMOVE POKIES FROM PUBS

As far as controversial topics go, electronic gaming machines (EGM), also known as pokies in Australia, take top billing. Around the world, in many jurisdictions, their place in society is a constant source…

SYDNEY PUB FINED OVER SNEAKY POKIES TACTIC

A pub has been fined more than $100,000 for incentivising gamblers after managers and even a security guard loaned cash to help pokie users keep gambling. Rose and Crown Hotel in Parramatta, western Sydney,…

BORDER VENUES EXPAND OUTDOORS

Echuca publican Dean Oberin was so frustrated with COVID lockdowns, border closures and density limits, he built a new pub next to his landmark American Hotel on the Murray River. Taking over 22 car…

4 AUSSIE BARS MAKE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS AWARDS

Sydney bars Maybe Sammy, Cantina OK! and Re Bar, plus Melbourne's Above Board, were among The World's 50 Best Bars named in a live ceremony from London. It was a convincing roar to life for the harbour…

REVITALISATION PLAN FOR MELBOURNE CBD

Free public transport, inner-city activations, and a $50 million funding boost will help the Melbourne CBD shake off its lockdown blues, according to a new proposal put forward by the Property Council…