Editorial - August 1: Bailout a lifeline for fishos’ club
NEWS the North Coast Hotel Group is strongly considering a bailout deal to reopen the Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club will no doubt be welcomed widely across the community today.
After three months of uncertainty for the club 'with the million-dollar view', perhaps this option, which has been endorsed by the Save the Fishos lobby group, the administrators and Coffs Harbour City Council, is the best possible outcome.
In hospitality there is no substitute for tried and proven experience and the success Harry Barry, Ric Gianoli, Twane Voglsinger and Charlie Nalder have achieved in their own hotels is knowledge that, if shared, could reinvent the fishos.
I'm sure if the public has the option from October of taking in that view, along with a cheap, quality feed and great service, they will queue up to support the club.
As everyone knows, there was no way that building on that site would be left dormant for too long.
What seems to matter most to the members though is an outcome in keeping with the club's 50-year history.
Congratulations must be given to those - especially Deep Sea Fishing Club president Bill Mabey - who have worked so hard in trying times to hopefully secure the venue's future.