Broadwater buys landmark L’Attitude28 Tavern in Geraldton, Western Australia
Broadwater Hotels and Resorts (Broadwater) today announced it had entered into a contract to buy the L’Attitude28 Tavern adjoining the Broadwater Mariner Resort in Geraldton subject only to the approval of the Director of Liquor Licensing for the transfer of the liquor licence.
L’Attitude28 Tavern was developed in 2008 on the former site of the landmark ‘Mariner Hotel’ in Geraldton and is located near Champion Bay, featuring a restaurant, outdoor alfresco dining area, bar, wine cellar, meeting room, drive-through bottle shop and contemporary hotel facilities.
Managing Director of Broadwater, Scott Cogar, said “this is a highly pleasing strategic acquisition for our company and a fantastic addition to our existing Broadwater business in Western Australia, allowing us to further grow and expand the services offered by both L’Attitude28 and our adjoining Broadwater Mariner Resort in Geraldton.”
Current owners of L’Attitude28 Tavern are Geraldton locals Garry McCagh and Debbie Falconer who purchased the land, built and then operated the Tavern since around 2008. Commenting on the sale, Debbie Falconer said, “Garry and I are delighted that Broadwater plans to build on the foundations we have put in place and integrate the Tavern operations with their popular resort next door. I am particularly pleased Broadwater agreed to employ all of our existing team who may now have even more opportunities for training and development both here and at other Broadwater locations.”
Scott Cogar said “L’Attitude offers locals and visitors to Geraldton a range of fantastic dining, entertainment and social networking opportunities which will be built upon over the months ahead to offer tailored packages for meetings and conferences, weddings, special occasion functions, other entertainment and social networking events for locals and the many visitors to Geraldton.”
Scott Cogar said “for personal reasons Garry and Debbie have chosen to sell the Tavern, so while we are delighted that Broadwater will be the new owner and operator we thank Debbie and Garry for the unique platform and opportunity they have created and passed to us.”
Scott Cogar went on to say “since opening in 2009 the Broadwater Mariner Resort has proven to be one of the most popular resorts in Geraldton, so the addition of L’Attitude28 will allow us to further expand the cuisine, beverages, entertainment, packages and experienced available for the benefit of patrons of L’Attitude28 and many Resort guests.”