Highland’s sports bar open for business

Melissa Cornwill, Shayla Treacy, Paige McLean and Kate and Jefferson Hoober were among those who celebrated the opening of the Highland Societyʼs new sports bar, checking out the outdoor fire stands.

After months of construction works, the Maryborough Highland Society’s newest $2 million expansion is open for business.

The construction of the new sports bar, which began in June last year has been well received in the community and surpassed expectations, club manager Malcolm Blandthorn said.

“There’s been a lot of work getting it to this point and the sports bar is everything we thought it would be and probably a little more. It’s come up a treat,” he said.

“It’s been very well received within the community, I’ve heard plenty of encouraging and positive feedback.

“There are of course a couple of minor tweaks that need to be made, but you expect that with this sort of work. Other than that it’s all been very positive.”

The completion of the sports bar has seen a boost in business, with people from far and wide coming to check out the new area, Mr Blandthorn said.

“We’re getting a lot of people coming through, it’s building a lot of momentum,” he said.

“We’ve put on quite a few new staff members to accommodate the expansion and we’re probably looking for a couple more as well.”

The new bar, Bruce’s Bar, is named in dedication to long term board member Bruce Dellavedova and is one of a number of new features included as part of the renovations.

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