Australian Venue Co’s Queensland renovation and refurbishment spree continues with the news of a $3m facelift for Coomera Lodge Hotel on the Gold Coast.

AVC says it has been investing heavily in revitalising the Queensland pub landscape, with Coomera Lodge Hotel just one of a number of recent renovation projects. A $1.4m refurbishment of Beenleigh Tavern in Logan has just been completed, and other recent projects include Bonny View Hotel in Bald Hills, Wallaby Hotel in Mudgeeraba, and King’s Beach Tavern on the Sunshine Coast.

The Coomera Lodge Hotel project aims to revamp the entire venue and will see the addition of several new outdoor areas including a public bar terrace, bistro deck and courtyard, a large weather-proof outdoor dining space, plus a huge beer garden overlooking the river. A large new kids play area will be situated next to the bistro and outdoor dining space.

“Our focus has been on creating a cracking family-friendly hotel,” Australian Venue Co area manager Scott Martin said. “This is one of fastest growing suburbs in the area, with lots of young families relocating here. We are hoping to become a venue that people travel to on the weekends.”

The outdoor areas have been designed to make the most of the natural surroundings, according to AVC, and to give patrons plenty of extra space for alfresco drinks and dining. The company is also running a campaign running for the community to name the new undercover outdoor dining space after a local legend.

AVC says the design and concept will focus on restoring the original charm of the historic Coomera Lodge Hotel, with a focus on natural stone, concrete, exposed brick, lush greenery and wood logs.

A new dining menu will also be introduced with a focus on pub classics, share plates and pub snacks.

The pub venue (aside from the gaming room) will close today for the renovation, with plans to re-open in early November.

AVC is also preparing to re-open the Beenleigh Tavern in Logan on Wednesday this week following its renovation which has seen a total overhaul of the sports bar, bistro and gaming room.

“At Beenleigh, the focus is on the sports bar,” Martin said. “Beenleigh Tavern is hoping to position itself as the premier live music venue in between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.”

The sports bar will have an industrial look with exposed brick and wood panelled walls with high tables and stage for live sport and music, and will host frequent, big-ticket live music gigs and events.

The bistro will also re-open with a new look and menu of pub classics and sharing plates and featuring low tables, banquettes, bistro bar, greenery and a kids play area.

“We can’t wait to be back. We’ve got a massive line up of live entertainment for the rest of the year, we’re really excited to bring the sports bar stage back to its former glory,” Martin said.

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