The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-12-10T12:06:00Z Benalla's North Eastern Hotel Changes Hands 2014-12-10T12:06:00Z benalla-s-north-eastern-hotel-changes-hands Dec. 10, 2014 - MELBOURNE, Australia -- Tony and Helen Ashton are well known names when it comes to hotels in north east Victoria - the couple previously owned and operated the Happy Valley Hotel in Ovens; around 89 km east of Benalla.In 2007, the Ashtons purchased the North Eastern Hotel at auction through hotel agent Pat Connolly, then set about completing a major refurbishment. As true 'hands on' operators, the couple have devoted all their energy to building the impressive business the North Eastern Hotel is today.Tony Ashton comments "We have enjoyed our time here. Growing the business has been a challenging yet worth while experience. We're really looking forward to spending some quality time with our son Jack - a round of golf or two is also on the agenda".Purchaser Geoff Thomas is also well versed when it comes to pubs in North East Victoria - owning and operating some well known venues including the Delatite Hotel Mansfield, the Mansfield Hotel and the Overlander Hotel in Shepparton.When asked about his plans for the North Eastern Hotel, Geoff commented "'It will be steady as she goes initially - the hotel offers a very high level of service. The main aim is to keep current clientele happy while exploring further avenues of growth'.Drop in and meet Geoff Thomas and his team at the North Eastern Hotel for a premium dining experience - 1 Nunn Street, Benalla Victoria.Connolly Hospitality's website http://www.connollyhospitality.com features the agencies latest listings plus some useful market information. Award Winning Inner Melbourne Wine Bar Sold by Connolly Hospitality 2014-12-10T11:00:06Z award-winning-inner-melbourne-wine-bar-sold-by-connolly-hospitality Dec. 10, 2014 - FRANKSTON, Australia -- As its name indicates, Carlisle Wine Bar is located on Carlisle Street in Balaclava – just a short walk from Balaclava train station. The popular venue – established in 2002 – has recently changed hands. The new operators entered negotiations with Melbourne hotel agents Connolly Hospitality in August – the business subsequently changing hands on Monday 10th of November.The excited new operators, Rob Stevenson and Jeff Lancaster plan to carry on Carlisle Wine Bar’s impressive legacy; adding a touch of their own flare and creativity with additions to the menu reflecting their attitude to food – honest, simple and generous cuisine.Selling agent Will Connolly comments “It’s always a pleasure dealing with venues like Carlisle Wine Bar. The venue is a local institution and with the awards and accolades it has earned in recent years – it’s easy to see why”.Carlisle Wine Bar’s founder and long time operator Steve Milic comments “I’d like to thank Will for his dedication to the to the job at hand. We’ve built a highly successful and well known brand at Carlisle Wine Bar, so we really appreciated Will’s acknowledgement of this during the selling process. If I choose to return to the the industry, I’ll be sure to contact Connolly Hospitality”.Visit Connolly Hospitality's website at http://www.connollyhospitality.comPhoto: Carlisle Wine Bar’s founder and long time operator Steve Milic with selling agent Will Connolly of Connolly Hospitality. Albert Park’s Vincent Hotel For Sale 2014-09-30T15:04:26Z albert-park-s-vincent-hotel-for-sale ‘The Vincent’ sits proudly on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Page Street in Albert Park; one of Melbourne’s sought after inner bayside suburbs. The grand old pub; which has in recent years been completely refurbished, updated and rebranded, is now offered for sale. Listing agent Pat Connolly comments “We’re thrilled to be offering such a remarkable Melbourne hotel for sale – from the moment you walk through the door, it’s apparent that the owners have spared no effort or expense in creating and nurturing their very impressive venue”. The hotel’s ground floor features two bars, formal dining and ‘The Aston Room’ function/private dining space. Function and conference facilities ‘The Emerald Room’ and ‘The Boardroom’ occupy the first floor, while the second floor is not utilised by the business. “Subject to the relevent approvals, the Vincent’s second floor could suit a variety of purposes including further function space, private dining, accommodation, commercial offices or an operator’s residence” says Pat Connolly. Visit http://www.connollyhospitality.com for further details.  Port Melbourne's Rose Diner (Rose Hotel) For Sale 2014-08-22T11:01:10Z port-melbourne-s-rose-diner-rose-hotel-for-sale Aug. 20, 2014 - PORT MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Rose Diner sits prominently at the heart of Bay Street in Port Melbourne. It’s impressive open plan dining room and bar enjoys plenty of natural light and looks out to the hotel’s footpath seating/dining area and the bustling street beyond.‘Little Rose’ (the hotel’s cafe) fronts Heath Street and generates an additional substantial income - as does ‘Cherry Rose’ (the hotel’s upstairs function facilities) which has it’s own commercial kitchen, bar, balcony/smoking area and private dining room.The popular hotel is offered for sale as a leasehold business - interested parties are asked to express their interest by Tuesday 30th September 2014.Listing agent Pat Connolly of Connolly Hospitality comments 'We expect a lot of interest in the Rose Diner - it's built a reputation as one of the areas favourite pubs in recent years'.Other recent pub sales facilitated by the agency include the Marquis of Lorne Hotel Fitzroy, The Max Hotel Prahran, The Cherry Tree Hotel Richmond, The Railway Hotel South Melbourne, The Wayside Inn South Melbourne and Barkers Hotel Hawthorn.Visit http://www.connollyhospitality.com or contact Pat Connolly for further details and inspections. For Sale: The Rose Diner (Rose Hotel), Port Melbourne Victoria Substantial South-Eastern Melbourne Hotel For Sale - The Golden Pebble, Wantirna 2014-08-03T11:17:03Z substantial-south-eastern-melbourne-hotel-for-sale-the-golden-pebble-wantirna Aug. 3, 2014 - MELBOURNE, Australia -- The state of the art hotel sits on approximately 4,200 square metres of land and features a grand hotel reception/lobby with marble floors and contemporary chandeliers, 36 modern hotel suites, a large ground floor restaurant (sublet), ample function and conference facilities, gym facilities and much more.Positioned in the heart of Melbourne's south eastern suburbs, the Golden Pebble Hotel and Restaurant is located within easy distance of Westfield Knox City Shopping Centre, The Caribbean Gardens and Markets and the Knox Club. Driving time from Melbourne CBD is approximately 32 minutes or 45 minutes from Melbourne Airport.Exclusive agents Connolly Hospitality are offering the property for sale as a freehold going concern (freehold and business) with the ground floor restaurant leased.Selling agent Pat Connolly comments "The Golden Pebble is an impressive property - it's only ten years old and in our view, has some real growth potential".For further details, visit Connolly Hospitality's websitehttp://www.connollyhospitality.com or contact Pat Connolly on 0459 800 565 or Will Connolly on 0432 16 287. For Sale: The Golden Pebble Hotel & Restaurant, Wantirna Victoria Real Estate in Carrum Downs, Frankston & Seaford: Buyers & Sellers Look to Agent Elle Connolly 2014-07-28T10:14:52Z real-estate-in-carrum-downs-frankston-amp-seaford-buyers-amp-sellers-look-to-agent-elle-connolly Jul. 28, 2014 - Whether buying a house, selling a unit or leasing a flat – Elle Connolly of Donovan Real Estate Partners in Carrum Downs is here to help. The young agent has her full estate agent's licence, four years of professional experience and a lifetime of local knowledge under her belt; having grown up in Langwarrin/Skye and residing in Frankston with her partner Clint and young daughter Bella in recent years.Her family has a long history in the real estate industry – her grandfather, father and two of her brothers also enjoying successful careers in real estate. When asked to elaborate on her history and experience however, Connolly gave a slightly more matter-of-fact response:“I grew up just down the road and have been in real estate for four years now – but at the end of the day, none of that really matters. As a real estate professional, the service I offer is backed up by my 'runs on the board' – without a proven track record in local sales and a growing list of satisfied clients, my childhood address and family history are irrelevent. Sure, its a nice story, but it's the value that I deliver to my clients that really counts”.In Elle Connolly's view, the main drivers behind her recent success are a mixture of her natural ambition and the ability to personally relate directly with her market:“Clint, Bella and I are saving to buy our very first house – it's our main priority. I'm excited to go to work every day because I'm able to concerntrate on, and assist others with something that is personally important to me”.Going by her (in Ms Connolly's words) 'runs on the board', the young agent has clearly earned the respect of her market – this is mirrored by the words of her long list of satisfied clients."Elle was polite and professional from the beginning.  She made my partner and I feel very comfortable as we began the steps on purchasing our first home. Elle was very honest and helpful with suggestions during the offering stage. I found Elle reliable and easy to contact with any questions which she was always able to answer.  I would highly recommend Elle to purchase a house from as she made it an enjoyable and simplified experience" - Brianna Leslie - purchaser of 4 Augusta Court, Skye. “I am happy to confirm you provide excellent professional service. Your personal approach gave me reassurance and confidence through the process of selling my home" - Ann Gerakis - vendor of 5/93 Allied Drive, Carrum Downs.Contact Elle Connolly of Donovan Real Estate Partners Carrum Downs on 0415 398 907 or visithttp://www.donovanrealestate.com.au Carrum Downs Real Estate Agent Elle Connolly. For Sale – The Star Hotel South Melbourne & Glenferrie Social Hawthorn 2014-06-20T13:08:35Z for-sale-the-star-hotel-south-melbourne-amp-glenferrie-social-hawthorn Jun. 20, 2014 - MELBOURNE, Australia -- The venues are offered for sale as leasehold businesses – the agents have not advertised their asking prices, but are calling for expressions of interest from interested parties. Selling agent Pat Connolly comments “The Star Hotel and Glenferrie Social will be sold to whoever makes the most attractive offers – we have a genuine and enthusiastic vendor who is happy to meet the market”.  The Star Hotel is prominently positioned on the corner of Clarendon Street and Market Street in South Melbourne and features stylish bar facilities over two recently renovated levels, an impressive rooftop courtyard, a choice of contemporary function spaces and a late night license with a total capacity of 410 patrons. The Glenferrie Social (aka Casey’s Nightclub) is a remarkably large nightclub/bar venue with a rare 24 hour liquor license. It's located in the Railway Arcade off Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn - 5km from Melbourne's CBD. ‘Casey’s Nightclub’ occupies the second floor while the ground floor comprises additional bars, function spaces, shopfronts and more. Connolly Hospitality are well known within Melbourne's hotel industry - owned and operated by brothers Pat and Will Connolly, the agency is responsible for a long list of recent hotel sales within Melbourne and it's suburbs, including the Cherry Tree Hotel Richmond, the Max Hotel Prahran, the Railway Hotel South Melbourne, Young & Main Hotel Bacchus Marsh, Barker's Hotel Hawthorn and others. Visit their website http://www.connollyhospitality.com for further details. For Sale - The Star Hotel, South Melbourne Living in a Holiday Park - Cost Effective, Comfortable and Secure Living 2014-05-30T13:42:28Z living-in-a-holiday-park-cost-effective-comfortable-and-secure-living Open plan living, spacious bedrooms, designer kitchens and bathrooms, ducted heating and landscaped gardens: all the features one expects to see in a modern residential estate. Today's astute retirees however, are enjoying all these modern creature comforts for a fraction of the cost - all thanks to today's impressive new breed of holiday parks and lifestyle villages.One such park is the Village Lifestyle and Leisure Park in Traralgon Victoria; some 160 kilometres east of Melbourne in the Latrobe Valley. It's residents enjoy all the latest mod cons as well as large blocks, landscaped gardens and a brand new community recreational centre which includes an indoor heated pool, gym, communal kitchen, lounge and dining and an outdoor BBQ/entertainment area.Park resident Bob Taylor comments "Inara and I have lived at Village for the last three years and couldn't be happier - we have a great home with easy access to everything we need. It suits us because we are only a few kilometres to the large town centre, with the fast train or an easy drive to Melbourne. We have the added bonus of the great community recreation centre which means we always have a place to entertain friends and catch up with our neighbours".Management at the Village Lifestyle and Leisure Park have completed a host of major improvement works over the last five years. Operations manager Tamara Noll said "The main attraction to living in parks like ours is the convenience - it's for this reason that we consider constant improvement to be a vital element to what we offer".Estate agent Collin Gooding of First National Latrobe in Traralgon handles the sales of Village Lifestyle and Leisure Park's homes. He comments "We've seen a real spike in interest recently - once people see the quality of homes on offer, the additional facilities thrown in, and the final price tag attached to all this, they're usually very impressed".Those interested in finding out more, should contact Collin Gooding at Traralgon First National Latrobe on 0421 333 116 or emailcolin@fnlatrobe.com.au Village Lifestyle & Leisure Park: Recently constructed recreation centre. Living in a Lifestyle Park - Cost Effective, Comfortable and Secure Living 2014-05-29T11:06:42Z living-in-a-holiday-lifestyle-park-cost-effective-comfortable-and-secure-living Open plan living, spacious bedrooms, designer kitchens and bathrooms, ducted heating and landscaped gardens: all the features one expects to see in a modern residential estate. Today's astute retirees however, are enjoying all these modern creature comforts for a fraction of the cost - all thanks to today's impressive new breed of holiday parks and lifestyle villages.One such park is the Village Lifestyle and Leisure Park in Traralgon Victoria; some 160 kilometres east of Melbourne in the Latrobe Valley. It's residents enjoy all the latest mod cons as well as large blocks, landscaped gardens and a brand new community recreational centre which includes an indoor heated pool, gym, communal kitchen, lounge and dining and an outdoor BBQ/entertainment area.Park resident Bob Taylor comments "Inara and I have lived at Village for the last three years and couldn't be happier - we have a great home with easy access to everything we need. It suits us because we are only a few kilometres to the large town centre, with the fast train or an easy drive to Melbourne. We have the added bonus of the great community recreation centre which means we always have a place to entertain friends and catch up with our neighbours".Management at the Village Lifestyle and Leisure Park have completed a host of major improvement works over the last five years. Operations manager Tamara Noll said "The main attraction to living in parks like ours is the convenience - it's for this reason that we consider constant improvement to be a vital element to what we offer".Estate agent Collin Gooding of First National Latrobe in Traralgon handles the sales of Village Lifestyle and Leisure Park's homes. He comments "We've seen a real spike in interest recently - once people see the quality of homes on offer, the additional facilities thrown in, and the final price tag attached to all this, they're usually very impressed".Those interested in finding out more, should contact Collin Gooding at Traralgon First National Latrobe on 0421 333 116 or emailcolin@fnlatrobe.com.au Village Lifestyle & Leisure Park: Recently constructed recreation centre. Popular Echuca Restaurant Offered For Sale 2014-05-28T10:57:29Z popular-echuca-restaurant-offered-for-sale-1 Jan. 11, 2014 - ECHUCA, Australia -- The leasehold business is being offered for sale by expressions of interest – interested parties are asked to declare their interest and contact the agent for further information.“We're really excited to be offering Antonio's On The Port for sale – it's a well known and long held business with a lot going for it” commented listing agent Pat Connolly.Connolly Hospitality specialise in selling hotels and hospitality businesses and properties – in 2013 the Melbourne based agency sold several notable pubs in the region including the Terminus Hotel Yarrawonga, the Palms Hotel Tocumwal, the Royal Victoria Hotel Cobram and Poachers Paradise Hotel Rutherglen.Antonio's On The Port owner Susi Varapodio has been the driving force behind the Echuca restaurant for the last eleven years – commenting “I don't know if I'd have lasted eleven months without my wonderful team of staff – when things get super busy, you want to know things are going flow as they should”.Details, photos and a virtual tour can be found at http://www.connollyhospitality.com/aop Sold! The Cherry Tree Hotel, Richmond Victoria 2014-05-17T14:20:40Z sold-the-cherry-tree-hotel-richmond-victoria May 18, 2014 - RICHMOND, Australia -- Chris & Penny Hodges have operated the Great Britain Hotel on Church Street in Richmond since the mid 1990's. In early May of 2014, they became the proud new owners of the Cherry Tree Hotel on Balmain Street - also in Richmond.Selling agent Pat Connolly comments "as expected, we had some fierce competition for the Cherry Tree. It was good to see it go to such well known and respected local operators - this much loved pub is in good hands with Chris and Penny Hodges".Chris Hodges comments "We are very excited to be the proud new owners of such an iconic Richmond venue as the Cherry Tree. Many thanks to Pat and Will for their down to earth, can do approach to the sale. We can't speak highly enough of their professional yet personable service. If ever the time comes to sell, we know who we're gonna call".Connolly Hospitality are responsible for the sales of many of Melbourne's innner suburban pubs and bars - other recent names include the Max Hotel Prahran, the Wayside Inn South Melbourne, the Railway Hotel South Melbourne, Barkers Hotel Hawthorn and Gertrude's Brown Couch Fitzroy among others. See their website http://www.connollyhospitality.com for the latest hotels and pubs for sale throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. Pat Connolly, Chris & Penny Hodges, Will Connolly. For Sale: Motel On Alpine - Myrtleford, North East Victoria 2014-05-17T11:42:34Z for-sale-motel-on-alpine-myrtleford-north-east-victoria May 17, 2014 - MELBOURNE, Australia -- Set on a large picturesque block with beatiful gardens and surrounds, Motel On Alpine offers a range of accommodation; from standard, family and deluxe units to luxury self contained cabins. The restaurant/function space has a modern fitout with plenty of natural light and an inviting outdoor dining area.Myrtleford is located 274 km north-east of Melbourne and 46 km south-east of Wangaratta and is part of the Alpine Shire local government. At the 2006 census the town had a population of 3,187.Myrtleford's town centre is located on Clyde, Standish and Myrtle Streets (the Great Alpine Road). The Happy Valley Creek flows through the town centre, the Ovens River close by and Lake Buffalo is located 21 km south of Myrtleford. Myrtleford has three schools, Myrtleford P-12 College as well as St. Mary's Primary School and Marian College. There is a public hospital, the Myrtleford District War Memorial Hospital and a weekly newspaper, The Myrtleford Times. Source: Wikipedia. Further details can be found at Connolly Hospitality's websitehttp://www.connollyhospitality.com For Sale: Motel On Alpine - Myrtleford, North East Victoria Young & Main Hotel For Sale - Bacchus Marsh, Victoria 2014-04-08T03:35:37Z young-amp-main-hotel-for-sale-bacchus-marsh-victoria Apr. 7, 2014 - The hotel features a large public bar with TAB and outdoor smoking area, a lounge/function space opening onto a smart courtyard/beer garden with wall mounted TV's and fixed gas heating. The family bistro/dining room shares a central service point with the public bar and has a well equipped commercial kitchen. The hotel's upstairs accommodation rooms have secure after hours access.The late night general license (3am Friday and Saturday) means the hotel has the ability to operate as a nightclub/late night bar on weekends - as it has in the past.Selling agent Pat Connolly comments "Young and Main is a great looking and very well equipped pub positioned in the heart of one of Victoria's boom growth suburbs".Bacchus Marsh has emerged as the state’s most popular tree change destination, with its population growing at a faster rate than any inland town or city in regional Victoria. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures the town’s estimated resident population grew by 4.2 per cent in the twelve months to June period last year.That brought an extra 760 people in Bacchus Marsh or 14.6 new people each week in the town. Source: Ballarat Courier, April 2012.Young & Main's selling agents Connolly Hospitality are calling for expressions of interest by Friday 23rd May 2014.Summary information, photos and an interactive virtual tour can be found at Connolly Hositality's website http://www.connollyhospitality.com   Echuca's OPT Nightclub & Bar For Sale Through Connolly Hospitality 2014-04-07T03:06:28Z echuca-s-opt-nightclub-amp-bar-for-sale-through-connolly-hospitality Apr. 7, 2014 - MELBOURNE, Australia -- The impressive venue has been extensively renovated in recent years and offers three 'sub-venues' accross three floors; 'Rojo Bar' occupies most of the ground floor while 'One Up Bar' and 'OPT Echuca' occupy the second and third floors. The two late night liquor licenses held by OPT have a combined capacity of 750 people.Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. The Border town Moama is on the northern side of the Murray river in New South Wales. Echuca is the administrative centre and largest settlement in the Shire of Campaspe. At the 2011 census, Echuca had a population of 12,983.The main industry in Echuca is tourism. Tourism injects approximately $250 million into the Echuca economy annually. Visitors are attracted to the town by its warm climate, the Murray River, recreational attractions, and historical features, such as the Port of Echuca which has the world's largest fleet of operating paddle steamers.Annual activities include the Southern 80 waterski race (February), the Riverboats Music Festival (February), the Jazz, Food and Wine Festival (February), the Rotary Steam Horse and Vintage Rally (June), and the Red Cross Murray Marathon (December).OPT's selling agents Connolly Hospitality are calling for expressions of interest by Thursday 29 May 2014.Further details on the business can be found at Connolly Hospitality's websitehttp://www.connollyhospitality.com   South Wharf's Vessel Bar For Sale Through Connolly Hospitality 2014-03-31T02:38:04Z south-wharf-s-vessel-bar-for-sale-through-connolly-hospitality Mar. 31, 2014 - DOCKLANDS, Australia -- Vessel Bar launched in November 2013 after receiving a substantial new contemporary fit out. The venue (which holds a 1am on-premise liquor license) sits just metres from the Yarra River and is conveniently located within minutes of Melbourne's CBD.Selling agent Will Connolly comments "We're really exited to offer Vessel Bar for sale - it's brilliantly located close to sporting complexes, the exhibition centre and Melbourne's new Hilton Hotel. The venue itself features a substantial, as-new contemporary fit out".Vessel Bar is being sold by expressions of interest - the agents are seeking submissions from interested parties by Friday 16th of May. Summary details, photos and contact information can be found at Connolly Hospitality's website http://www.connollyhospitality.comConnolly Hospitality are credited with the sale of a long list of Melbourne venues in recent times. Notable sales include the Cherry Tree Hotel Richmond, The Max Hotel Prahran, Railway Hotel South Melbourne, Barkers Hotel Hawthorn and Gertrude's Brown Couch Fitzroy.