Joy Burch has announced that the beloved Brodburger van’s mexican standoff with the National Capital Authority has ended with the van relocating to the Kingston arts precinct.
The popular Brodburger takeaway venture will relocate to the Canberra Glassworks later this year after the ACT Government brokered an arrangement that will add character and visitors to the Kingston Foreshore arts precinct, ACT Minister for Arts Joy Burch announced today.
Ms Burch said the ACT Government has been working with the Brodburger operators and the Canberra Glassworks for several months to accommodate the popular takeaway business at the Glassworks, which has been looking to secure a long-term tenant for its cafe.
The new Arts Minister met Brodburger owners Sascha Brodbeck and Joelle Bou-Jaoude and Canberra Glassworks Chief Executive Anne Jakle yesterday to confirm the ACT Government would work with the two parties to jointly fund a retrofit of the Glassworks’ cafeteria area to accommodate Brodburger.
“Brodburger currently operates from a caravan in Bowen Park under a temporary agreement with the National Capital Authority and has been looking for a permanent home, so this really is a win-win for everyone,” Ms Burch said.
“The Canberra Glassworks is an ideal location for the Brodburger business because it is close to Bowen Park and the business should be able to keep its current loyal clientele. I expect the move to occur later this year.”
We’ll enquire as to what will happen to the caravan.
UPDATE: This in from Joy Burch’s office on the fate of the van:
It won’t be part of it, but they may park it out the front for a few weeks till people get the idea.
[Photo by Brian]