Tables on Flinders chef Lance Meier.
Tables on Flinders chef Lance Meier.

Promise of East Shores project a distant memory for chef

HEAD chef and part restaurant owner Lance Meiers has forgotten about the East Shores Redevelopment project.

"I haven't really heard anything in a long time about what's happening with it," he said.

Mr Meiers' restaurant Tables on Flinders will be directly affected by the foreshore redevelopment and he was enthusiastic for what it could offer the area.

"For the community I think it's a great idea, as long as it's not going to cost the community anymore to use it," he said.

"We need it. I think Gladstone has enough people, we're a big industrial town and the more people coming into the town, the more things we need.

"For me it will be (a good thing), because people will come down as see the business and they might be people who may not necessarily have known we were there."

Stage one of the project will include a restaurant and/or café.

"I think a bit of competition would be healthy, but yes we would be concerned about how that would affect our business," Mr Meiers said.

"I do believe this town needs more restaurants and cafes, we need it. You can practically count the restaurants on one hand, going out for dinner, it's very limited."



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