Branxton's historic Miller Park Bowling and Recreation Club, that has been closed since August 2020, has been purchased by Singleton businessman Dale McNamara.
Formed in 1955, the club has been known for its support of local sporting associations, including being used regularly for bowling.
Situated at the forefront of Miller Park sports ground, there was potential for growth.
Five years ago, in 2015, the club was ready to shut its doors due to the high costs of renovation and a decline in patronage. At that time Greta Workers Sports and Recreation Club was chosen to merge together with Miller Park Bowling Club, allowing operation to continue.
Miller Park recored total losses of $649,269 for the three previous years.
Mr McNamara is no stranger to the local hospitality industry as his portfolio to date features six pubs including Singleton's 'Albion Hotel' and the 'Horse and Jockey'.
He also has invested heavily in commercial and retail real estate in Singleton.
He confirmed to the Singleton Argus he had purchased the Miller Park Club.
Since the closure of Miller Park the Commercial Hotel in Branxton has reopened and now operates as The Quinn - a cafe, restaurant and cocktails facility.
Nearby at Huntlee, the Huntlee Tavern also opened late last year.
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