Doors open at Freemasons Hotel

THE Freemasons Hotel in Channon Street, Gympie, is still trading, despite an associated company having gone into liquidation.

The hotel’s venue manager Rita Marlow said the hotel’s doors are still open at 10am every day and it has not “gone bust”.

She said the bistro is still opening for lunch and dinner every day, as well as Sunday breakfast from 8am.

The hotel still has regular bottle shop specials, TAB, $8 counter meals and gaming.

Meanwhile the Australian Taxation Office is understood to have told former staff members they will not face a tax bill this financial year, despite doubts about whether tax instalments deducted from their pay had been passed on to the ATO.

The company which employed staff at the hotel, a separate entity from the hotel itself, is in the hands of liquidator Vincent Chartered Partners.

Meanwhile, the hotel across the road, Chambers Restaurant and Hotel is subject to the liquidation of its company, Milliway Mercantile Pty Ltd.

In a public notice yesterday, it was announced the Supreme Court has ordered the appointment of John Lethbridge Greig and Richard J Hughes as the company’s liquidators.

They can be contacted at Level 25, Riverside Centre, Eagle Street, Brisbane.

Gympie Times


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