Great news that something good is happening at Something Good! Everyone is pretty familiar with the run-down takeaway spot in the car park at Avo's, and that some development has started there recently. Turns out the the old faithful is being given a new lease on life. I caught up with one of the developers, Grant Davies, to find out more...
I believe you guys are going to be developing the site. Can you tell us a bit about it?
At one stage before it was run down, Something Good Roadhouse was an icon, and we want to bring it back. And more. The existing structure is being upgraded, given a more modern façade and made more user friendly.
So what all will the development consist of?
By dividing it into 4 outlets we tried to cater for more people and able to offer the public more variety.
We believe that foremost this proposal is sustainable and it responds directly to the community’s needs in a relatively short space of time.
You mention a restaurant – what sort of restaurant are you going to be doing? Something flash or just toes-in-the-sand casual?
Definitely very casual – emphasis on good food at reasonable prices.
Any lil pub type area planned where the ou’s can sit and sip a cold one whilst watching the surf at Avo’s and Clubhouse?
The deck area (weather protected) will be perfect for a cold draught beer or choice of some local SA Craft Beers which are on the market. We have raised the deck for this reason and the views of Avalanche and Clubhouse are perfect.
Still going to have the road-house vibe going where guys in the car park can “flick their lights” for service?
Yip that’s the idea. People seem keen to start flicking their lights again!
Will the development be occupying the same area as the existing Something Good?
Yes – Our proposal was that we wouldn’t exceed the footprint of the existing structure and that is exactly what we have stuck to. We will also be removing the alien vegetation from the dune alongside the property and reinstating it with indigenous plants.
And are you guys going low-key and keeping it single story?
Yes, single storey – only difference is that the outside area is now also covered to provide protection from the elements.
Any ideas on what you’ll be calling it yet?
Something Good! We had a bunch of other names but kept coming back to it. Everyone remembers it and recalls the good old days. That’s what we want it to be about!
Great to see some investment happening on our beachfront - and that it's nice & low-key. Ou's are going to be stoked to be able to chill on the deck & grab a beer after a surf, or grab some post-surf chow without even having to get outta their car.