Club Pine Rivers bowls over members with new upgrades and cafe menu

Published 10:00am 21 July 2022

Club Pine Rivers bowls over members with new upgrades and cafe menu
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Members and customers at Club Pine Rivers have been bowled over with the club’s fresh new look, which features an extended and renovated gaming area as well as a new cafe.

Club Pine Rivers Marketing Co-ordinator Rebecca Barker says the upgrades have attracted lots of new customers and familiar faces that hadn’t visited in a while.

“We have had lots of people coming down to have a look at the renovations, which is really lovely to see,” Rebecca says.

“These renovations have been completed at the perfect time with our members finding our priority on personal space and cleanliness really appealing.

“We pride ourselves on putting a focus on our members safety and wellbeing in this ever-changing climate, continuing to deep clean our venue with weekly fog disinfecting of the club.”

The new gaming area features four ceiling to floor LED screens, including three fish tank feature screens in the new cafe, three LED carousels plus a one-metre animated LED globe designed to look like a fish tank, which Rebecca believes is the first of its kind in any club in Queensland.

Two large windows and green walls have also been added, as well as lighter wood tones to brighten up the space.

The gaming area also looks out onto the garden, new outdoor smoking areas and outside seating areas with modern decking.

Cafe serves up some real gems

The Treasures Coffee Shop has been transformed into a cafe with full cooking facilities and an exciting new menu.

“We have renamed it to the Hidden Gem Cafe because it is kind of hidden in the club, and Gem because our club theming is based around Pirates and treasure,” Rebecca says.

“With the new kitchen facilities, we can now serve up menu items like deep fried chips, nachos and our new $8 snack boxes – including a seafood snack box.

“People have told us they really love the new cafe because we are stepping up the food that we were previously offering, and we can keep it open longer at night.

“There is also a full cake cabinet with lots of homemade treats and fresh sandwiches, which can also be toasted.

“With the cold weather, we are currently offering free soup to warm up our members and their guests. This is something we do every winter when the weather gets a little colder.”

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Shipping container bar to draw in a younger crowd

Rebecca says while the inside renovations have now been completed, the club is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 20-ft purpose-built shipping container that will be the hub of the new bowlers area.

The new area will feature funky, brightly coloured furniture, a bar, basic catering facilities and a modern look to cater for a younger crowd, and barefoot bowls parties.

“This space will also be handy for our bowlers, who will be able to utilise it year round, particularly during inter- and intra-club competitions,” Rebecca says.

A big part of the community

Club Pine Rivers has been a popular meeting spot in the community for more than seven decades.

The club originally opened in Strathpine in 1948 where it remained for over 30 years before moving to its current location in Bray Park.

Throughout the years the club has undergone many renovations to ensure it stays fresh and modern.

“We renovate the club quite regularly,” Rebecca says.

“Most recently, we did some renovations in 2020 where we resurfaced the greens and put some LED lighting on the greens outside and did an update to the gaming floor.

“This industry moves extremely fast, so it’s important for us to keep the club nice and modern for our members and customers.

“We are a not-for-profit community club, so all the money we do get goes back into the club.”

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