The enterprising Feros Group is full steam ahead on a brand-new pub for Cronulla, having received licensing and final approvals for the future landmark Parc Pavilion.
Family-owned Feros Group formed a partnership with long-time friends and business associates, high-profile local developer the Sammut Group, around plans for a hotel in the heart of Cronulla.
The ambitious project received DA approval last year and has now achieved final approvals through ILGA, and Group principle Chris Feros couldn’t be happier.
“This is an absolute career highlight to bring a second pub to Cronulla,” he says.
“As local business owners and long-time residents of the area, we are so excited to be able to deliver a venue that the community wants.
“It’s been a 20-year goal of ours to collaborate with Sammut Group and we are all very proud to be able to bring the local community and those visiting such an amazing new offering.”
Parc Pavilion’s site overlooks popular Monro Park, two blocks east of Cronulla beach, opposite the train station and bus depot. The venue has been designed to harmonise with the natural beauty of the Park, featuring elegant curves, expansive windows and suspended gardens. The Group is working closely with Sammut and designers H&E Architects to create a “truly memorable” hospitality experience.
There will be a new seven-storey commercial building, the bottom two levels occupied by the Pavilion, with capacity for up to 850 people. The remaining floors will be commercial tenancies and office space.
On ground level Parc Pavilion will feature a bistro and cafe, with a cocktail bar, terrace dining and a modern Italian restaurant plus private dining areas on the first floor. Catering to broad markets, the food and beverage options will incorporate ‘all-day dining’ and takeaway.
“We are confident that this venue will rejuvenate the southern end of Cronulla Mall by providing a distinctive experience that accommodates a diverse range of customers and budgets,” notes Feros Group CEO, Simon Johnston.
“It is a place that will welcome everyone.”
Construction begins with the existing structure on the site being demolished in the next few weeks, then a 14-month build schedule sets the project for an anticipated opening toward the end of 2024.
The Feros portfolio has made the name a legend of the south, renowned for pubs such as Highfield and Huxley’s at Caringbah, the Taren Point Hotel, and Kirrawee’s thriving The Prince, which is now looking to a major expansion.
The Group has been planning and building greenfields while also keeping abreast of a hot market, hinting at two more acquisitions in the near future.
But endeared to the precinct, the Parc project holds a special place for the family.