Australian Venue Co acquires The Boundary in West End, Brisbane

July 7, 2022
By Melissa Parker

Leading hospitality group Australian Venue Co has acquired The Boundary in Brisbane’s West End.

Established in 1864, The Boundary is a landmark pub in West End given a new lease on life after a significant renovation in 2018 by KP Architects.

It will be business as usual at The Boundary following the acquisition, including the retention of all venue staff.

Australian Venue Co (AVC) has operated in Queensland since 2017 and acquired Spirit Hotels’ 88 venues across the state in 2019. AVC has invested heavily in the Queensland venues, with a number of multi-million-dollar renovations, several of which are currently underway.

Australian Venue Co CEO Paul Waterson said the acquisitions reflect the group’s strong track record of operating venues in Queensland and its confidence in the Sunshine State’s hospitality outlook.

“We’re very at home in Queensland. We have a large operations and corporate team based in Brisbane and will continue to invest in the state. The Boundary is one of the best-known pubs in Brisbane, so we’re delighted to add it to a stable alongside our other iconic venues in the city. Brisbane’s future is bright.”

A spokesperson for The Boundary said, “As only the third freehold owner of the Boundary since 1864, it has been a privilege, and although we as publicans run the hotel over the years, we are really just custodians trying to offer the best we can. The hotel has got its own character and years of history, making it unique. As the outgoing hotelier, I feel very confident AVC will continue to deliver great hospitality, and lastly, on behalf of the Macleod family, I would like to thank the amazing staff and local community for their support.”

Australian Venue Co .and its joint venture Queensland Venue Co currently operates more than 90 venues in Queensland, including The Regatta, Fridays Riverside, Riverland, Crown Hotel in Lutwyche and The Wallaby Hotel on the Gold Coast.

The Group owns and operates over 180 pubs, bars and event venues across Australia and New Zealand.

Pictured:   Paul Waterson

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