News / Community / Business / 3rd June 2020
Bowlo gets back to business
Liquid gold flows once more as local pubs and clubs resumed trade on Monday, 1 June.
As the Federal and State Governments continue to ease COVID-19 restrictions, businesses have been able to re-open their doors, many for the first time in over two months.
While pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants can now host up to 50 customers, beauty salons, museums, galleries and libraries have also been permitted to re-open.
The timely news has been welcomed by local business owners, with regional travel also allowed since Monday.
For the Coonabarabran Bowling Club, which ceased operations on Monday, 23 March, the road to re-opening was shorter than anticipated.
“Going off the Federal Government’s 3-Step Plan, we didn’t think that we would be allowed to re-open for a few more weeks,” said Bowling Club manager, Adam Freeman.
“It’s good to be back - we were really well supported by members during our first three hours of trade on Monday morning, with many people coming in to pay their memberships.”
Although there had been some draught beer supply concerns and equipment issues, Adam said he hoped the tap beer system would be back to normal from today.
“The bistro is currently closed and regular events such as the market night remain on hold until we can increase our capacity,” he said.
“We’ve also used the down-time to carry out some painting and install some new lighting.
“The club is looking fresh and we can’t wait for everyone to come and check it out.”