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Exclusive opportunity: beachfront leases up for grabs

Gisborne's only beachfront restaurant and bar and a separate ground floor kiosk will form part of the new Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub under construction

A brand-new restaurant and kiosk for lease will offer businesses an exclusive opportunity to be at the heart of an “exciting” new development at Midway Beach.

“Due for completion in early 2023, the Midway hub will be a centre of activity for the public and recreational beach users,” says Mike Florance of Bayleys Gisborne.

“The first floor will feature a family-friendly licensed restaurant, while a ground floor takeaway kiosk will enjoy immediate exposure to beach-users seeking takeaway food options.”

Expressions of interest in the two premises for lease at the hub will be taken until December 7 through Mr Florance and Colin McNab.

“The premises will consist of a main indoor restaurant area of about 260 square metres, which will flow into a generous indoor/outdoor dining and entertaining space of a further 275 square metres, with uninhibited views to the ocean and Young Nicks Head,” Mr Florance says.

“A double-sided fireplace will help ensure a cosy atmosphere inside all year round.”

A community lounge will provide a substantial increase in seating to be able to cater to larger community events, weddings and other functions with 200 or more guests.

“The restaurant operator will have the opportunity to be the preferred caterer for these functions.

“A new restaurant here will benefit from being housed in high-quality, modern new-build premises. The look and feel will give it a fresh and casual atmosphere, with natural tones and materials that respond to the beachfront surroundings,” Mr Florance says.

An initial lease term of 10 years is proposed, with four further five-year rights of renewal.

The ground floor kiosk will consist of a main serving booth of about 20sq m with a 10sq m kitchen.

“This opens out to a hard-surface outdoor beachfront dining area of approximately 87 square metres, a deck and 90 square metres of lawn.

“The kiosk will have a relaxed, beachside feel with uninterrupted views and patronage from beach-goers, club members and people using the boardwalk/cycleway,” Mr Florance says.

Mr McNab says both tenancies will benefit from the growing surf club community.

“The Olympic pool facility across the road also brings a lot of people into the area, with 90,000 admissions in 2020.

“The new Kiwa Pools facility, due to open in March 2023, will double the capacity of the complex.”

INDOOR/OUTDOOR: These design drawings illustrate the visual appeal of both the outdoor kiosk and the indoor restaurant to be created as the new Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub takes shape over the next year. Images supplied
Midway Surf Club
Midway Surf Club

  1. James Langdon says:

    Perfect name for the top level restaurant – The Boardwalk.
    The ground-floor kiosk – Under the Boardwalk.