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Three cheers: L to R: Development director Jeremy Holmes, owner Peggy Flannery and Sun Bistro manager Glenn Pengilly. Photo Jeff 'Glass Half Full' Dawson
Three cheers: L to R: Development director Jeremy Holmes, owner Peggy Flannery and Sun Bistro manager Glenn Pengilly. Photo Jeff ‘Glass Half Full’ Dawson

The private ‘pre-opening opening’ of the Sun Bistro in Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay on Monday was an opportunity to celebrate ‘upcycling’.

The building itself has been moved from another site and the north Byron resort plans to put refurbished trains back on the tracks into town.

The resort itself will be a substantial upcycling from the old Byron Bay Beach Resort that once stood on the site. But its new name is taken from mother nature: Elements of Byron.

Development director Jeremy Holmes said, ‘From the beginning the intention behind the resort and brief to all consultants was to protect, celebrate and reflect the natural elements of the site’s four unique ecologies – eucalypt, wetland, rainforest and dunal,

‘So after throwing around a lot of fancy names we came back to Elements of Byron as it was pretty real for us,’ said Mr Holmes.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I was one of the first few served a beer when they opened onTuesday. Didn’t recieve a welcome or a thanks for coming no nothing. The guy behind the bar walked off before serving me I asked the other girl for a beer and she said ” yeah hang on ” 5:30 for a schooner of gold !! They said its a locals bar. Yeah at byron prices. It won’t last long. Won’t be going back.

    • We’ve been twice. Lovely service, honest food, beautiful environment and family friendly. We didn’t mind paying more than club prices for the beers because we didn’t intend to drink too many. We just enjoyed having a classy establishment as our local meeting place. It’s also encouraging to read that ‘Local yobbo’ ‘won’t be going back’.

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