Grill@42 Restaurant & Bar

The new proprietors took over a rather tired & rundown premises left by the previous tenant.

The bar & service counter area dominated almost the entire front of the premises visually cutting off access to the restaurant areas behind it. The new owners wanted a greater emphasis on the restaurant part of the business. In order to achieve this the Bar Area needed to be remodelled & shifted into the back corner of the lower/front section of the premises thus opening up access to the restaurant and making a greater floor area available for restaurant and Bi-folding & Entry door suites fitted across the front of the premises. This change has proven to be a good move with a growing number of couples & groups looking for good quality meals and still premises can still cater for any clients who may be just looking for a quiet night out.

Due to the costs in lost turnover involved in the restaurant & bar being closed, the refit time frame had to be kept to an absolute minimum. The target timeframe was for the bar and restaurant to be cleared & packed up and readied for refurbishing after closing time on a Sunday night and to be open for trading a week later on the following Sunday evening.

Timeline:

  • Early Monday morning beer lines & taps decommissioned and demolition work was carried out. Prep work to floor areas ready for new floor coverings and plastering of walls in preparation for painting & decorating. Any original Bar fittings that were to be incorporated into the remodelled Bar area were taken to CDM Taupo Joinery factory for incorporation into the new bar cabinetry/joinery fittings.
  • Tuesday shop front framed up ready for Bi-folding & Entry Door suites, painting of interior began. Electrical, Plumbing & Gas prepped/reticulated.
  • Wednesday Shopfront wall & underside of veranda areas lined. Concrete poured for new accessible entry ramp. Cobble Stone made good
  • Thursday new/remodelled Bar joinery & new stainless steel work counter installed. Painting& decorating completed. Electrical, Plumbing & Gas fitted off.
  • Friday morning floor coverings laid, Bar & Restaurant unpacked and tables & chairs positioned ready for trading. Beer lines & taps commissioned.
  • Friday afternoon first drinks served.

Friday Evening Restaurant & Bar fully open for trading- two days ahead of schedule.