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A WELL- KNOWN Townsville tav­ern will soon be re­born at a new lo­ca­tion with plans for a rooftop bar.

The own­ers of Crown on Palmer, Holly and Wes New­man, are pre­par­ing for a new era when they re­open the busi­ness at 61- 63 Palmer St.

He is also view­ing it as an op­por­tu­nity to move into a more suit­ably sized build­ing and ex­pand the restau­rant. Mrs New­man said the cur­rent premises, at 69 Palmer St, had a large bar that was un­der- utilised.

“Where we have suc­ceeded is the restau­rant and the new place is more of a restau­rant with a small bar,” he said.

Mr New­man is hop­ing to open a beer gar­den down the side of the new tav­ern.

He said the next step would be con­struct­ing a sky bar on the roof.

“Once those three con­cepts come to­gether, we’ll end up with a sim­i­lar- sized venue to what we had but with three us­able venues,” Mr New­man said.

“It will be the first proper sky bar in Townsville.”

Keep­ing the busi­ness on Palmer St al­lowed the tav­ern to re­tain its name.

Mr New­man said all 30 staff would keep their jobs and were ex­cited about the move.

The busi­ness will close on November 26 and re­open at the new venue on November 28.

Pic­ture: EVAN MOR­GAN

MA­JOR REN­O­VA­TION: Holly and Wes New­man, with daugh­ter Grace, 2, are mov­ing their Crown on Palmer bar and restau­rant fur­ther along Palmer St.

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