The team behind Three Blue Ducks has taken over popular Byron Bay nightclub La La Land and will relaunch the venue in September, with a brand-new concept to their existing Ducks brand. This will be the fifth venue run by co-owners Darren Robertson, Mark LaBrooy, Jeff Bennett, Sam Reid and Chris Sorrel.
The yet-to-be-named venue will incorporate the Three Blue Ducks’ ethos for sustainability and ethically produced food and will include craft beer, eclectic cocktails and a small food element.
Pattern Studios will be taking care of the venue’s design elements, alongside Dominic Finlay-Jones Architects. Initially it will operate only in the evenings, with daytime food offerings beginning once new kitchen facilities are in place, in 2019.
Says Jeff Bennett, ‘This is a really exciting new concept for the boys and me to be working on. The new venue is going to be fairly different from The Ducks venues in terms of a restaurant space; however, we’ll be sticking to our ethos around the food and beverage offering.’
Byron local Adam Drage will oversee the venue, but the team is looking for a highly experienced bar manager and other qualified staff.