Updates: Big Plans for Barker’s in 2019

We are so excited to be able to share our news. We’ve been busily working away at the plans for months!

A major renovation of a local Geraldine heritage building for boutique accommodation and the building of a new store and eatery to showcase Barker’s products, will soon be underway in Geraldine. 

There is so much to share, but in summary:

The former St Mary’s Church Vicarage on the main Geraldine road, a category two listed heritage building, will be transformed into boutique accommodation overlooking the Waihi River.  Adjacent to this will be Barker’s new Store and Eatery to seat more than 100 guests.

We look forward to celebrating 50 years of operation and it will coincide the opening of the cafe with our celebrations in September 2019. We’ll keep you posted as more information and work-in-progress photos come to hand.

  • Update 30 April: Progress continues! With the roof on and the windows in, construction focus is now fitting the internal framing for the Food Store & Eatery. With our hard-hats off, we’re also turning our attention to filling a key role –a passionate Business Manager for the Food Store & Eatery to help lead the team that will drive its future success. Is it you we’re looking for?”

  • Update 29 March: The roof is on! Perfect timing too before the unpredictable autumn weather fully takes hold. All is on track with our new Eatery and Foodstore construction and we watch with delight as it transforms before our eyes.

  • Update 28 February: Things are certainly starting to take shape on the site of our new Eatery and Foodstore here in Geraldine. The construction team has been busy and the framework is up.

  • Update 30 January: Our exciting Eatery development in the main street of Geraldine has been taking shape. Things have been progressing well and we’re delighted to report that the concrete has been poured and structural work is underway. 

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