Australian Venue Co has continued its investment into the Victorian market with the lease acquisition of Anglers Tavern in Maribyrnong, taking over operations this week.
The pub is located five kilometres north-west of Melbourne’s CBD with 160 metres of direct frontage on Maribyrnong river. Sitting on a substantial block of land, Anglers Tavern is the largest food and beverage venue north of the CBD.
There are no changes planned for the venue, except for the addition of Mr Yum to enable at-table ordering from shortly after take-over.
Craig Ellison, Australian Venue Co COO, said, “Anglers Tavern is a great pub with a fantastic riverside location. It offers something for everyone from families, to sports fans to music lovers and it is popular with the local community.”
Australian Venue Co says that it intends to continue to expand its portfolio in Victoria. Last year it acquired a number of venues in 2021, including Sarah Sands Hotel, Village Belle Hotel, Criterion Hotel, Ball Court Hotel, Kewpie (formerly Bimbo) and The Victoria Hotel.
Anglers Tavern marks the second asset acquired in partnership with Sydney-based, real estate fund manager, EG. In December 2021, EG’s Private Wealth division also invested in Brisbane venue, Redcliffe Tavern, operated by AVC sub-brand, Queensland Venue Co. The deal was brokered by George Iliopulos from Cropley Commercial.