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Muswellbrook & District Workers Club’s $3 million renovations

SCOTT Bailey’s one happy man at the moment.

Stage 1 of the Muswellbrook and District Workers Club’s $3 million renovations is currently “on track and under budget”, according to the general manager.

“It’s an exciting time for us,” he admitted.

“Originally, the project was scheduled to be finished mid-October.”

“And, since we’ve been aided by some pretty favourable weather, that plan should fall into place.”

“But, our new function room, bathrooms and bar will be operational in the next fortnight.”

“The slab’s also poured; and the roof is on, too.”

“We’ll open the temporary kitchen in four-to-six weeks as well.”

“That means the patrons won’t be inconvenienced during work.”

“In fact, I’ve been really happy with the crew from Network Refurbishments & Construction Pty Ltd.”

Earlier this year, Mr Bailey told the Chronicle the first section would include 50 extra seats [to Oscar’s], and all-day dining options, with a coffee shop in the foyer.

“This will segue into a tapas bar for the evening,” he said.

“We’re also adding a children’s play area, with the capacity to hold 40 kids.”

“New bathrooms and a bar will be fitted in the Ron Adams Room, while the existing foyer restrooms and bathrooms are being refurbished.”

“We’re installing a small 20-seat meeting room, as well.”

Mr Bailey also believes the traditional bar with beer on tap is declining in popularity, with customers leaning towards craft beer, specialty ciders, and cocktails.

“There is nowhere in town that does it to quality,” he said.

“There is a clear market demand for it – and it is part of Stage 1, too.”

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