Major hotel plans for Greymouth

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Greymouth landmarks the Railway and Royal hotels, on Mawhera Quay, are to be bulldozed to make way for a major new tourism and hospitality redevelopment, which will take up the entire block.
Railway Hotel proprietor Grant Olsen confirmed this morning that a Dunedin-based developer had purchased the hotels, and the small retail premises in between, until recently occupied by Topp Service, and had big plans for the site, but said it was too early to go into detail.
However, the Greymouth Star understands it will be a $2.4 million rebuild and the landlord, Mawhera Incorporation, will probably be in partnership with the developer, who already operates The Monkey Bar nightclub, in Dunedin.