SALTBAR Beachbar and Bistro will move into the event and function market following a $750,000 refurbishment, which started yesterday.
Despite being relatively new, the bar is already undergoing a renovation, which general manager Juliet Green hopes will attract wedding and corporate function bookings.
“Once renovations are complete Saltbar will feature two dedicated functions areas, which will be perfect for hosting corporate functions, conferences and events, as well as private functions including weddings, Christmas parties, birthdays and more,” Ms Green said.
“The new design will allow us to keep part of the absolute oceanfront deck open to the general public, while on the other side of the deck corporate and private groups can enjoy exclusive use of the dedicated function area.
“We have already begun to receive an influx of inquiries for functions and events in the latter half of the year and early 2010.
“We are looking forward to sharing our new space with these groups and welcome new event bookings.”
The refurbishment will include a redesign of the Saltbar Bistro dining area, beachfront deck and Kids Korner.
The main bar will also sport a new look, which Ms Green said she was looking forward to unveiling to regular customers.
Once complete, Saltbar will have the capacity to seat up to 300 people in the bistro dining area and 200 people in the function areas.
The new Kids Korner will feature an indoor/outdoor play area to keep the young ones entertained while their parents relax.
There will be some disruption during the six-week construction period and the bar will close for one day over the building phase, on Monday, August 10.
All other days will be normal trade.
“The Saltbar Bistro will remain open throughout the renovation period and customers will have plenty of room to dine in the Sportsbar area,” Ms Green said.
“Although some disruption will be caused to daily operations, we are looking forward to bringing our customers a new and improved dining, entertainment and functions venue.”
For further information on the Saltbar refurbishments visit www.saltbar.com.au