Renovations aim to improve vibe
CLUB Banora’s transformation is underway, with the first stage set to be complete by Christmas.
The radical makeover was announced earlier this year as Twin Towns directors were forced to cut the club’s big annual losses to secure its future.
Twin Towns chairman Michael Fraser said stage one of the upgrade was going well and was scheduled to be opened by December 24.
It includes the total remodelling of the Banora Lounge.
So far about 3,500 cubic metres of concrete has been moved from the club’s interior.
“Once it is all finished it is going to be a completely new area. It will create a really good environment and really good atmosphere being one floor instead of two,” he said.
He said Club Banora’s upstairs area opened six years after the club became operational in 1984, but the dual-level set-up had not been practical.
“The way the service points are placed now is not viable, but a single level will be viable.”
He said the renovation would create an even more family-oriented club.
The front area, which is currently licensed and not open to children, will be completely changed to become family friendly.
Mr Fraser said the reasons for the renovation had been explained to club members and the vast majority supported the move.
He urged the public to reserve their opinions until stage two was complete.
Mr Fraser said a long-term plan to build a completely new club in five to 10 years time was still on the drawing board.
The second stage will begin on January 11 and will include the renovation of the restaurant area and final closure of the first floor.