Following an intensive seven months of construction Sunrise Beach’s new local has thrown open its doors. The Sun Bistro, at the end of Bayshore Drive, opened to the public on Tuesday December 16.
Suzy Campbell from Sunrise Beach has lived in Byron Bay since 1969. “With the Suffolk Park Hotel all the locals go there, you can get to know your neighbours” said Suzy. “That’s what The Sun Bistro will do for Sunrise. We’ll be able to wander down there and have a meal and a glass of wine. It will make Sunrise more of a community”.
“Our team are working tirelessly” said Development Director Jeremy Holmes. “Bennett Constructions have done an amazing job in bringing our vision to life and we are thrilled that they will continue to work with us now on the construction at North Byron Beach Resort. We’re hoping for a great response from the community”.
The Sun will open seven days a week from 10:00am – 10:00pm and 10:00am to midnight Friday and Saturdays. The Sun houses a bistro, bar, sports lounge and TAB, undercover childrens’ play lounge, back deck, landscaped gardens, car park and drive through bottle shop, all nestled into a stunning landscape backdrop.
A complimentary shuttle bus will operate seven nights a week from 6:00pm servicing Sunrise, the Arts and Industry Estate and Ewingsdale.
There is more information for locals at thesunbistro.com
With the first stage of construction of the Sun Bistro in Sunrise Beach well underway, local residents are looking forward to a December opening.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic that we are going to have a ‘local’ here” said Sunrise Beach resident Jon Hinfelaar. “There’s very little in the way of restaurants so we’re looking forward to having somewhere you can eat and drink. We really need something like this, Suffolk Park has one. It will mean less congestion on the roads and will help with a sense of community”.
The function centre that has operated at the North Byron Beach Resort site for the past 19 years is in the process of being relocated in four parts to the Sun Bistro site on Bayshore Drive.
“There were some initial mechanical issues with the moving gear but we are on our way now ” said Development Director Jeremy Holmes.
The Sun will be a family friendly local bistro/tavern servicing residents of Sunrise Beach and residents, workers and visitors of the Arts and Industry Estate.
The recycled building will be refurbished and extended over the next six months.
In a busy week for the North Byron Beach Resort team the Byron Shire Council unanimously approved the resort central facilities application, which includes the construction of a conference centre, restaurant, day spa, resort lobby and reception. Construction is expected to commence within two months, for a late 2015 opening.
“We sincerely thank Sunrise and Arts and Industry Estate residents for their support and their patience while we readied ourselves to commence construction on the Bistro” said Jeremy Holmes. “We will do our best to minimise disruption whilst construction is underway and keep our websites updated with the latest development information, as well as continue our local newsletters. We strongly encourage the community to sign up to our database, either on the website or by contacting us.