Kogarah Clubhouse providing takeaway service during lockdown

Kogarah Clubhouse general manager Grant Amer said the Blake Street Kitchen is offering a takeaway service during lockdown. Picture: Chris Lane
Kogarah Clubhouse general manager Grant Amer said the Blake Street Kitchen is offering a takeaway service during lockdown. Picture: Chris Lane

Kogarch Clubhouse will continue trading through the lockdown providing a takeaway service from its Blake Street Kitchen outlet.

The move will allow the club to retain permanent staff during the lockdown as well as serving its regular customers and the wider community.

"We were notified at lunchtime, Saturday of the lockdown and straight away I got in touch with our chairman and we decided to keep trading through our cafe as we did during the first lockdown," Kogarah Clubhouse general manager Grant Amer said.

"We did have to stand down 22 casual staff but have been able to keep 10 permanent and permanent part-time staff," he said.

"Up until Friday we have been having huge success with our Dine and Discover vouchers and have been experiencing good visitations from our patrons.

"We experienced a fantastic Anzac Day and we have been really waiting for the chance to realign ourselves in the community after the first lockdown.

"Unfortunately our Asian restaurant, The Pearl has closed due to the lack of public access under COVID social distancing conditions and we have had to stand down 16 staff.

"We understand what the government is trying to achieve with this COVID lockdown and we support their efforts.

"We all look forward to a positive outcome on Saturday, July 10 when we hope to receive good news and be able to return to normal trading."

Kogarah Clubhouse's Blake Street Kitchen is open for takeaway service for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 8.30pm, seven days a week.

Details: Blake Street Kitchen, 252 Railway Parade, Kogarah, phone on 9587 8533.