The new Dubliner opened its doors on schedule at 116 Main Street, on Saturday last 7th November. This followed a very busy month where local craftsmen were engaged to completely renovate the premises.
The building has retained its original features including the post-master’s lockers and the original bank safe along with some new features including an original NZ post office letter box. August 2014 saw the celebration of 100 years of the post office building in Methven. The original post office ceased its duties on June 6th 1989.
Speaking at the opening, proprietors Karen and Gary Manning (pictured above) said, “We had to work to a very tight schedule and we are very grateful to all the fantastic local companies and tradesmen who worked on the development and gave 110% in order to meet our deadline.”
The Dubliner will initially trade from Wednesday to Sunday from 4.30pm to closing. The renovated premises features a hand crafted Irish bar, a ‘Sorting Office’ which can accommodate up to 10 people for business and community meetings to birthday or anniversary celebrations. A brand new expansive no smoking deck has been added to catch some sun, but don’t worry smokers have their own deck in a separate area.
Karen and Gary said, “we would particularly like to thank the following local companies and tradesmen who really went that extra mile to create the Dubliner: Dave McLeod of Snowfed Builders (and Gary’s old workmates!), special thanks to Mark Brown who did a fantastic job on the handmade bar, Shaun Lightfoot Painter & Decorator, Brendon Davidson of DRE Electrical with special thanks to Mark, Paul and Brendon, Podge from Clearwater Plumbing and everyone else who came and went during the renovation process.
We would also like to thank the Methven Community for all their past, present and ongoing support, we appreciate all your fantastic feedback and look forward to many a good night at the Dubliner.”
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Julie Clements | Snowfed