Outlook Cafe operator seeks long lease

GLADSTONE Regional Council is looking for a long-term tenant for the site of The Outlook Cafe.

Owner Bill Fawzi has been running the business on a month-to-month licence.

He asked to be put on a long-term lease, but in order to do this council has put the kiosk out to tender.

Mr Fawzi has run the cafe, with seven staff, for the past three years.

He told The Observer he wanted more certainty if he was going to spend money on the building.

"If I win (tender), I'll have a business I can sell," he said. "I love it, but if somebody takes it over that's fine too."

In a media statement, council chief executive Stuart Randle said the council was tendering for a long-term tenant "to get the best use out of council property".

"Council is only able to comment after the process is finalised and information is made public," the CEO said.

Expressions of interest through tenders, as published in The Observer's classifieds section, close on February 19, with a mandatory briefing that tenders must register for, to be held on February 2.



Sparky drove after four-hour bender

Premium Content Sparky drove after four-hour bender

Jack Thomas Newton thought he was right to drive but he wasn’t.

20+ PHOTOS: Toolooa State High celebrates 2020 formal

Premium Content 20+ PHOTOS: Toolooa State High celebrates 2020 formal

Toolooa State High School students recently had their formal. See the photos.

GypsyRumble returns to stage at Agnes Blues and Roots fest

Premium Content GypsyRumble returns to stage at Agnes Blues and Roots fest

After their high-energy, infectious performances and an engaging, inspiring...