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Call for EOI: NERAM Cafe operator

Are you an experienced regional hospitality operator looking for an opportunity to expand your horizons  or a city based chef wanting to make a ‘tree change‘ and develop a seasonal menu based upon the fresh produce of New England and inspired by one the great art collections in Australia?

New England Regional Art Museum is seeking expressions of interest from individuals or businesses looking for a unique opportunity to develop their operations in the hospitality industry by running a contemporary food and beverage enterprise with flair, creativity and imagination that meets the demand for high quality regional cuisine in the New England area.

NERAM Café is the current food and hospitality outlet operating at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in the prosperous university town of Armidale in the New England region of North-West NSW, half-way between Brisbane and Sydney.

NERAM attracted over 47,000 visitors in 2016 and has recently undergone a refurbishment of its exterior which has upgraded its appeal as a contemporary arts facility. In 2018 it will also develop a new long-term exhibition attraction based upon its nationally significant Howard Hinton Collection which will attract a wider audience to the premier cultural and tourism facility in the New England region.

An opportunity exists for an experienced operator to take on the lease of the fully equipped café which is located within the NERAM building, with seating for 45 people inside and accessing an expansive terrace with seating for 60-70 people outside.

There are also considerable opportunities to meet the increasing local demand for catering, functions and weddings working with the museum’s venue management staff and the new lessee will be appointed on their capacity to develop a joint offer with NERAM to satisfy this market.

Further Information:

For more information on the Expressions of Interest process download this document  EOI October 2017 Online

Closing Date:

Expressions of Interest Close:  COB Thursday 30 November 2017

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