Cowra is set to benefit from more improvements at one of its local clubs, with stage 3 of the Cowra Bowling Club’s upgrades beginning last week. The project is a welcome sign for the local hospitality industry, with the local clubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes currently shut down due to the state-wide COVID-19 lockdown.
While the Bowling Club conceded it is still absorbing some impacts of the lockdown, Manager Marc Eisenhauer said the stage 3 upgrades, due to be completed by the end of October, would give the club a massive boost and allow it to come out of lockdown with an increased capacity.
The improvements, part of the club’s Master Plan, features an extension of the members lounge area, at the north eastern corner of the club.
The area will be a multi-purpose room, surrounded by glass doors that can be opened up to be included as part of the club’s main lounge area from the inside, and also opened up from the outside of the building to be used as an alfresco dining area.
It will feature a BBQ with a range hood, and will also be able to be used as a function room. Mr Eisenhauer said the room would be targeted at small businesses, Christmas parties and social lawn bowls.
“It will be an attractive space for younger crowds too, with modern décor and music playing. When the weather is nice the glass doors will be opened up so guests can enjoy the benefits of being indoors and outdoors at the same time,” he said.
It will also boost the club’s seating capacity by 195, which could be crucial coming out of lockdown, when social distancing limits are still expected to be in place.
Mr Eisenhauer said, while the current lockdown is due to end on September 10, the club was planning to reopen some time in October, when it is likely state vaccination targets will be hit, with the lockdown expected to continue until then.
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