The owners of an historic Arthurs Point venue say a new ‘brew hall’ is the missing piece of the puzzle in terms of improvements.
Cargo Gantley’s last month got consent to build a brewery/functions centre behind the historic building, which dates back to about 1863, when Arthurs Point was first settled.
Mountain Scene can now reveal what the finished product, designed by Yoke Architecture’s Cam Pyke and Thomas Ibbotson, will look like.
The event space, expected to open late next year, will have capacity for 200 seated, or 250 standing, with glass sliding doors connecting it to the existing beer garden, and internal glass for punters to peak into Cargo’s new brewery.
Co-owner Malcolm Blakey says the building’s been designed to complement the historic building on the site, and will help the venue become a “must-do experience” for visitors, and a versatile space for the community.
“We’ve been loyal to Gantley’s history, which dates back to the early settlement of Queenstown, and we are excited that Cargo can continue to provide the hospitality which travellers and locals have enjoyed on the site for over 150 years,” he says.