Charter Hall Group and hospitality industry super fund Hostplus have acquired 54 pubs and liquor stores from ALH Group, including the Hyde Park Hotel and the Dunsborough Tavern among several from Western Australia, in a sale and lease-back deal worth more than $600 million.
New small bar openings, strong demand for alternative corporate events, and a partnership with the state’s peak wine organisation has provided a fledgling Perth business with the springboard it needed to grow.
It’s been a long time coming, but the newest of the 37 brewpubs and breweries on our fledgling microbreweries list, Northbridge Brewing Company, is finally pouring pints and proprietor Michael Keiller says the timing could not be better to establish an inner-city venture like his.
Whiskey might not yet feature prominently on Perth’s list of key attractions, but the Japanese penchant for distilled beverages led to a new venture in this field being put on the itinerary for visiting Kagoshima Mayor Hiroyuki Mori.
An iconic fixture at many sporting and cultural events, food vans are going gourmet, with pies and chips giving way to more sophisticated cuisine that, increasingly, is competing with the bricks and mortar hospitality sector.