After a ‘double whammy’ caused by the construction of Auckland’s City Rail Link and the Covid pandemic, Shakespeare Tavern owner Sunny Kaushal sees this week as the ‘new beginning’ for the iconic pub.
Hosting the Skal Auckland Club lunch yesterday was a portent of better things to come for the tavern, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
‘This week is really the start of a revival after going into Orange because the last two weeks have seen people leave town for Easter and Anzac weekend,’ says Kaushal. ‘Then next week we are kicking off our formal anniversary celebrations.’
Kaushal gave fellow Skaleagues an update on the last few difficult years but is focused now on a positive recovery – especially with new hotels soon opening in the vicinity.
‘We’re still here and we’re getting back slowly,’ he adds.
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