MAKE OVER: Secretary manager of the Stanthorpe RSL club Jean Hallas and head chef Glen Boston at the newly renovated bar.
MAKE OVER: Secretary manager of the Stanthorpe RSL club Jean Hallas and head chef Glen Boston at the newly renovated bar. Emma Boughen

Stanthorpe RSL makeover works wonders

RENOVATIONS at the Stanthorpe RSL Club have given the club a much needed facelift.

Almost a year on since completion of the internal upgrades, secretary manager Jean Hallas said the new look combined with a new chef has boosted food sales by 20% over the past 12 months.

"We now have a more central working area," she said.

"Originally the layout that we had for about eight years was very disjointed, we were running short of dining space, and we only had a small bar that goy used two nights a week.

"The space is now more staff efficient and customer friendly because we have consistently great food and more space to cope with more customers."

Ms Hallas said there had even been a shift in demographics since the renovations.

"We're seeing a lot more young families come in," she said.

"Previously our clientele was a lot older but because we have a more open dining area and booths now, the space is more attractive to families.

"The customers have adopted the changes very well."

For the Anzac Day gunfire breakfast this year, the RSL served 410 breakfasts which is about 100 more than in 2014.

Parking will be the next point of focus for the RSL, with plans to expand the car park to behind the club house.

"The renovations are important so we can provide a good service to our customers and create an ambience where the whole community can feel safe and meet with friends. Our contributions back to the community is what drives us," Ms Hallas.

On average the group donates back $50,000 to the Stanthorpe community.

For more information, contact 4681 2324 or visit www.stanthorperslclub.com.au or the Stanthorpe RSL Club Facebook page.

 

What's on

Every week

 

Euka is played Thursday and Saturday at 1pm.

 

500 is played Wednesday at 9am.

May

 

Friday, 15 - Rowly and Ryan.

 

Friday, 22 - Bill Henderson.

 

Friday, 27 - Reloaded.

 

Saturday, 28 - Reloaded.

June

 

Friday, 5 - Peter Denovan.

 

Friday, 12 - Shane Teinaki.

 

Friday, 19 - Mike Winkworth.

 

Friday, 26 - Whisky Gully Band.

 

Saturday, 27 - Don Costa.

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