Peter’s Cafe sign restored in 2010

The Roxy Cafe is now for lease – Become a part of the Roxy’s history.

The story of the Greek Café is a shared chapter in the histories of Greece and Australia, a chapter that is almost over. Very few Greek cafes operate as they did 50 years ago. The Roxy may be the last example of an interwar cinema and café remaining in Australia.

Greek Cafes changed the course of Australia’s cultural history and left a significant legacy on our culinary and cultural landscape. The Roxy is a symbol that epitomises the Greek migration experience: one that made an outstanding contribution to the development of Australia. It is important that this story be shared with future generations

The Roxy has become a place of great historical significance that exhibits local distinctiveness and a sense of place. Its civic pride and confidence in its heritage, in its cultural facilities and collections attracts people from all walks of life, all wanting to share this unique experience.

The Roxy cafe is now for lease, become a part of its history.  Today the Roxy Café continues to be a hub of the Bingara community providing local hospitality, employment and training opportunities through the Trade Training Kitchen located at the rear of the building; supporting the entertainment and conferencing activities of the adjacent theatre and meeting rooms; and promoting the local food economy through local producers and links to the innovative ‘Living Classroom’ project.

The café has become an important part of the community and of “destination Bingara” and provides visitors from near (Approximately 186,000 people live within 2 hours) and afar with a unique and memorable experience.

The Gwydir Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from groups or individuals willing to build the Roxy Café business to its full potential, and help make the Roxy complex an iconic regional destination.

The ideal candidate is experienced, adventurous and excited by the whole food story – the growing, cooking and eating of fresh local food. They appreciate what a small country community has to offer, and they are deeply involved with it. They are also motivated by the many opportunities which Bingara’s collection of community assets offers.

If you are excited by this opportunity please contact Georgia Standerwick on 0409 901 540 for more information or download a copy of the EOI documents here:

Roxy Cafe EOI 2019 Part 1
Roxy Cafe EOI 2019 Part 2

 

Inside the cafe´after restoration December 2010