An iconic hospitality hub in New Plymouth has gone up for sale along with its 150 years of history. The property, and all of the land, on the corner of 162 Devon Street East and Gover Street is situated on an apex site of freehold land zoned Business A in New Plymouth Council’s plan. The building contains a 15-room State Hotel, three separate eating and drinking venues as well as an upmarket meeting room/function space.
The building is being marketed through Bayleys Taranaki, and tenders close at 4 pm on June 27th. Salesperson, Iain Taylor, said, “The premises sustain one of the biggest vertically-integrated hospitality locations in New Plymouth’s central business district—offering a range of dining and drinking locations, with the State Hotel offering a high standard of accommodation in the fast-growing boutique hotel sector.” The eateries encompassed in the building include Joe’s Garage, an upmarket Gover Street conference and events destination, and Little Glutton, an Asian-fusion casual-dining venue.
Fellow salesperson, Alan Johnson, said, “It’s a property rich in the city’s history. Its multiple facades and architectural features over the past 150 or so years are a reflection of how New Plymouth has grown.” The Devon Street corner first housed The Red House, in the 1860s, which was opened for the consumption of liquor.