Last drinks were called on Friday night at the Beach Hotel Jan Juc, as owners Kirsty and Rohan Pertzel said goodbye to their regular customers and friends from the past 10 years.
The Beach Hotel will take on new ownership in the coming days in what will be a bittersweet moment for the local couple. “It was one of the biggest Friday nights we’ve seen at the Beach Hotel,” Kirsty said. “It was overwhelming and lovely to see everyone make the effort to turn up and say goodbye. I know we’ll see them around, but it’s still sad. We’re looking forward to the next adventure and we can’t thank anyone enough for their support. We’re looking forward to enjoying the area for the first summer in 10 years.” Kirsty and Rohan were given small gifts from local clubs as small gestures of thanks for their support of the local community in the past decade. “The Jan Juc Boardrider’s club gave us Champagne as a thank you on Friday night and it was so beautiful to see others offering their thanks too.”