05 Jul Central Lane Hotel a new entertainment precinct for the whole community
Central Lane Hotel has been a part of the Gladstone community since the mid to late-19th century.
Over those 145+ years the hotel has changed its name and appearance several times, but a new multi-million-dollar redevelopment is set to make the venue a true entertainment precinct.
Owner Rick Adams has overhauled the hotel by redesigning its ground floor level, including the existing gaming area, creating a new outdoor bar area, re-fitting upstairs and adding four AMF bowling lanes.
The idea for the redevelopment took shape when Rick was on a motorcycling trip with friends, and while it has taken four years to bring it to life, he has been committed to his vision of creating a socialgathering space for the whole community to enjoy.
“The venue is now a social hub for both adults and families, and it’s important for us that it becomes a place for the locals to go,” Rick said.
“As an adult you will be able to come here and play Keno and have a beverage and watch the horses or the football, while as a family you could come for dinner and bowl, play pool or use the karaoke room.”
Rick said while Central Lane Bowling has only opened this week, his team has been commissioning the lanes for the past month.
“The feedback from everyone has been amazing,” he said.
“We’ve had a few groups come through and everyone gets so excited, especially when we drop the UV lighting, and their shoes start to glow.
“We can’t wait for the rest of the community to now come on down and see what the Central LaneHotel has to offer.”
The Central Lane Hotel includes a restaurant, beer garden, TAB, Keno, and gaming, and is open 12pm – 10pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday.
Central Lane Bowling is available for bookings and walk-ins, contact the hotel on 4972 2166 for more information.
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Central Lane Hotel circa the 1930s when it was known as the Blue Bell Hotel.