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We need another pub/kiosk at the Cotter Reserve

By Patrick 12 November 2016 28

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Let me cut straight to the chase.  WE NEED ANOTHER PUB AT THE COTTER!!!!

The ACT government has spent way more money on art pieces positioned on median strips when it could have invested in tendering for a contractor to run a pub and kiosk out at the Cotter. The Cotter offers a nice getaway for families, drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists … an opportunity to experience the countryside so close to Canberra.

When the Cotter pub and kiosk were running there were heaps of people heading out to the Cotter on weekends. Not everyone wants to spend their weekends in Civic shopping.

So … I ask for your feedback. What are your thoughts on the ACT government putting out a tender for a contractor to build a new pub and kiosk … as well as tendering for a publican and a kiosk operator to man these establishments on weekends? It sounds like a no brainer to me and would be money well worth spending on our local tourism industry.

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Lynn Richardson 5:47 pm 21 Nov 17

The pub was actually very friendly.
Let’s get real!! Coffee venue! Really!!
A pub with meals & a kiosk would be perfect……just like it was.
I am not going to go to the Cotter for a soy milk latte!!

jcitizen 2:26 am 19 Nov 16

A Nonny Mouse said :

By all means make the case for facilities at The Cotter but the gratuitous swipe at public art was unnecessary.

What you mean the big owl is not gratuitous and an unsightly distraction.???
Could have been worse I suppose and could have been a big statue of Al Grasby, like scamhope wanted….

dungfungus 5:27 pm 18 Nov 16

madelini said :

I don’t really understand all of the opposition to issuing an alcohol license at the Cotter. I don’t believe in punishing the majority because a minority have problems with consumption. Also, the hipster bashing is getting boring. If you hate it, feel free to avoid the trendier places and leave the tables for people who actually want to be there.

A cafe/dinner venue – even a pizza joint – would be great at the Cotter. A glass of wine overlooking the river in summer, a hot chocolate by the fireplace in winter. So many people go to the Cotter anyway for picnics, why not add to the appeal? God knows, it’s nigh on impossible to get a good coffee out that way. The stuff that’s served at the space station is abysmal.

Re alcohol, if a licensee serves “too much” to a customer and that customer tries to drive home, causing an accident, the licensee can be deemed responsible, especially in a remote place like Cotter.

Re “hipster bashing”, we older people have just as much right to state our food preferences as any other group.

madelini 10:55 am 18 Nov 16

I don’t really understand all of the opposition to issuing an alcohol license at the Cotter. I don’t believe in punishing the majority because a minority have problems with consumption. Also, the hipster bashing is getting boring. If you hate it, feel free to avoid the trendier places and leave the tables for people who actually want to be there.

A cafe/dinner venue – even a pizza joint – would be great at the Cotter. A glass of wine overlooking the river in summer, a hot chocolate by the fireplace in winter. So many people go to the Cotter anyway for picnics, why not add to the appeal? God knows, it’s nigh on impossible to get a good coffee out that way. The stuff that’s served at the space station is abysmal.

A Nonny Mouse 6:07 pm 17 Nov 16

By all means make the case for facilities at The Cotter but the gratuitous swipe at public art was unnecessary.

dungfungus 8:11 am 15 Nov 16

creative_canberran said :

TuggLife said :

I don’t want the pub rebuilt – there are enough accidents and fatalities on that road without adding more alcohol to the mix.

The replacement needn’t serve alcohol, but if it did, at least the drinking would be under responsible service conditions. At the moment, and as evidenced by all the broken grog bottles you see in bush areas around Cotter, Tharwa and in between, people take a case out and drink it anyway.

I don’t think there’s a business case for a new venue at the Cotter. It is above all a picnic area. And the Stromlo cafe with the views is on the road there anyway. The only freelance expression of interest I’ve heard of so far called for developing a bistro as part of a tourist development to make it work financially.

To have any chance of success it would have to be named “Braddon on Cotter”.

creative_canberran 3:29 pm 14 Nov 16

TuggLife said :

I don’t want the pub rebuilt – there are enough accidents and fatalities on that road without adding more alcohol to the mix.

The replacement needn’t serve alcohol, but if it did, at least the drinking would be under responsible service conditions. At the moment, and as evidenced by all the broken grog bottles you see in bush areas around Cotter, Tharwa and in between, people take a case out and drink it anyway.

I don’t think there’s a business case for a new venue at the Cotter. It is above all a picnic area. And the Stromlo cafe with the views is on the road there anyway. The only freelance expression of interest I’ve heard of so far called for developing a bistro as part of a tourist development to make it work financially.

Citizen Phil 11:41 am 14 Nov 16

Modern Canberra would dictate $35 for a schooner of some never heard of craft beer and $45 for a meat pie made mainly of pastry if something were to open at the Cotter now, the sort of pub that used to exist out there isn’t possible in today’s Canberra where the food and alcohol industry seem to be a license to print money.

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