READY TO ROCK: Alternative dive bar to find home on Coast
A highly anticipated alternative punk rock bar is one step closer to securing its future on the Sunshine Coast as its owners applied to take over 19 Duporth Ave.
Eleven Dive Bar is an old school punk rock/metal dive bar "paying homage to a time when music was for real music lovers not for festival posers".
According to its website it is built by musicians, for musicians and music lovers.
A development application submitted with Sunshine Coast Council reveals the hotel plans to set up in the heart of the entertainment precinct at 19 Duporth Ave.
The commercial building was home to an office and originally a bank.
QACPF Big Top owns the site.
Plans show the building will be renovated to include a kitchen, bar, dance floor, band room, stage and sound-locked entry.
Council documents showed a sound lock entrance design would ensure the noise generated would not be excessive for the area.
They also showed the code assessable development was poised to complement the entertainment and dining precinct of the Ocean St area, add "additional, complementary commercial activity" in the entertainment precinct and "contribute to the night-life" of the region.
The hotel would perate five days a week at various hours, opening the earliest at 11am and closing the latest at 3am.
It would be closed Monday to Tuesday.
Eleven declined to comment until they had "all their ducks in a row" and said the company planned to "make a song and dance" when the time is right.