Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

End of an Era at Billy's Hotel; the Changing of the Guard for Popular Gympie Pub

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

End of an Era at Billy's Hotel; the Changing of the Guard for Popular Gympie Pub

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Byline: Scott Kovacevic Scott.Kovacevic@gympietimes.com

AN ICON which has hosted some of Australia's top music acts, Billy's hotel, is set to move into a new era after a change of ownership.

Owner of the hotel for 10 years, Lesley Mitchell said running it had been a fantastic experience.

"It's been a great ride," Mrs Mitchell said.

"I've met some amazing people, I've had a lot of really great people work here... there's a lot of good memories and good times," she said. "It's been very character building."

Mrs Mitchell said she had no immediate plans for what came next, but she was not going to stay idle forever.

"I've probably got a few things in there... at the moment I'm going to chill out," she said.

Billy's new owner was moving up from Sydney, Mrs Mitchell said, and she was looking forward to what he was going to bring to Gympie with him.

"He's going to arrive, he's going to assess the situation and he's going to do what he thinks," she said. …

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