New lake view bar planned

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY JARED LOUGHNAN

A new lake view bar with a fam­ily fun fo­cussed set­ting is be­ing planned for a prime va­cant block of land lo­cated on Hunt St just op­po­site the Yar­ra­wonga Skate Park and Aqua­zone.

Owner of the land, Tony Scalzo has been deter­mined to find the right fit for the prime lo­ca­tion which has been sit­ting va­cant for sev­eral years.

“I’m ex­cited to an­nounce this new con­cept which is aimed at of­fer­ing some­thing new and add ad­di­tional life to our great fore­shore area,” Mr Scalzo said.

“Such an as­set will in turn en­hance our lo­cal and vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence and what I be­lieve will also help draw in new vis­i­tors to the re­gion.”

Mr Scalzo said he wanted to get on the front foot by in­form­ing the com­mu­nity of the new con­cept prior to the new plan­ning and build­ing ap­pli­ca­tion be­ing pub­li­cised for the 9-11 Hunt Street prop­erty.

“The ap­pli­ca­tion is about ac­ti­vat­ing this par­cel of land that I have been pay­ing rates on into a vi­able busi­ness ven­ture that I know will of­fer some­thing new and add ad­di­tional life to our great fore­shore area.

“I have ap­plied to utilise this site that is zoned ‘mixed use’ ac­cord­ingly as a fam­ily friendly food and drinks premises of­fer­ing light food op­tions and fun times with fan­tas­tic views over our town’s great­est as­set Lake Mul­wala.” Mr Scalzo said his pro­posed ven­ture will em­ploy lo­cal peo­ple and trades­man and will use lo­cal busi­nesses for prod­ucts and ser­vice where rea­son­able.

“The premises will need to en­gage plumbers, elec­tri­cians, builders, clean­ers for fit out of the site and on­go­ing main- ten­ance. Staff will be re­quired to as­sist in run­ning of the venue day to day in­clud­ing wait staff and se­cu­rity.

“Lo­cal sup­pli­ers of fresh pro­duce, bread, condi­ments, dry goods, drinks, ice etc will also need to be utilised.”

Mr Scalzo said he is pas­sion­ate about the com­mu­nity and see­ing it grow and pros­per and be­lieves this ven­ture as only adding value to and en­hanc­ing the area.

“I trust peo­ple will sup­port me this time in this ap­pli­ca­tion to ac­ti­vate a par­cel of prime land with an ex­cit­ing con­sumer tourist draw­ing pro­posal that will also em­ploy and ben­e­fit lo­cal peo­ple and busi­ness,” he added.

The lake front food and bev­er­age ven­ture will aim to op­er­ate from Wed­nes­day to Sun­day with the fol­low­ing hours; WedThur 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 12 noon-11pm and Sun­day 12 noon-10pm.

Mr Scalzo said he wel­comes the op­por­tu­nity to in­vite any busi­ness or com­mu­nity mem­ber that is con­cerned with his ap­pli­ca­tion to talk with him di­rectly.

“I firstly be­lieve in be­ing up front, hon­est and open about the ap­pli­ca­tion and what it of­fers, and se­condly and prob­a­bly most im­por­tantly I be­lieve in col­lab­o­ra­tion from a busi­ness per­spec­tive and what we might be able to do to­gether to ei­ther pro­mote each other’s busi­nesses,” he added.

Mr Scalzo also said that he wel­comes com­mu­nity groups look­ing for other av­enues such as sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets or to pro­mote their up­com­ing events and ac­tiv­i­ties to share their ideas and sug­ges­tions.

Tony Scalzo with his two sons Alessan­dro and Joe in front of their va­cant lake side prop­erty they want to see bet­ter utilised.

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