A live-music stage is on the cards at Dainton Brewery after the Carrum Downs business received a $5000 State Government grant for outdoor dining. General manager Will Smith said the money would also be used for tables and umbrellas to enhance the outdoor experience for patrons.
“It’s been great to have people back and sharing the brewery with the public,” Mr Smith said. “It’s great for our team to be able to connect with the community.”
Dainton is expanding its outdoor dining on private land, rather than kerbside dining, and Mr Smith thanked Frankston City Council officers for providing assistance and support during the grant application.
Deputy Mayor Nathan Conroy said the council was delighted Dainton Brewery had secured the grant, adding the hospitality sector was vital to the city’s economy with 655 hospitality businesses employing 2862 people and recording an annual turnover of more than $345 million.
“We are thrilled to see hospitality venues such as Dainton Brewery taking advantage of the State Government’s funding support to adapt their outdoor dining and help them get back to doing what they do best – making award-winning craft beers and serving up delicious food,” Cr Conroy said. “We are so lucky to have innovative operators such as Dainton Brewery here in our backyard. We encourage residents and visitors to support all our local hospitality businesses and enjoy the outdoor dining experience.”
The council has information on outdoor seating, approvals processes and social distancing requirements here.