“I have spent the last three years living in one of the most amazing places on earth and two years with an amazing team at Evolve. The family and I will be heading north to sunny Brisbane and I’m very lucky to be jumping straight into a new role as GM for the Goodfellas Group.” – Dan Gregory
Why is it now, that after only three short years, I find myself writing about moving on and leaving Canvas behind? After just three years of great success within the Australian bar scene we have decided to sell Canvas.
After three years running the influential Brisbane bar, Canvas, the four partners behind the venture have sold the bar and are moving on. “After three years of great success within the Australian bar scene we have decided to sell Canvas,” said one of the partners, Bonnie Shearston.
“With Public going from strength to strength and a new opportunity in sight we have decided it is time to let go and focus on things to come. All four partners are leaving Canvas and it will be taken over by two gents, Bodhi and Dan,” she said.
Why in Brisbane in particular, does location seem to be one of the most important factors to consider when opening a new venue? Are the people of Brisbane less adventurous than in other cities? Is it correlated to our infrastructure? Is it simply a lack of population?
Just months after the opening of Public in Brisbane’s CBD by Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau the other half of the Canvas equation – Marco and Emily Nunes have unveiled plans for their new venture.
Opened on 2 July in Woolloongabba’s trendy antique precinct, Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar is a collaboration between young entrepreneurs Marco and Emily Nunes, Tom Sanceau and Bonnie Shearston.