Sun City Group New Operator for Guilderton Cafe

Published on Friday, 2 June 2023 at 9:53:57 AM

At a Special Council Meeting on 30 May 2023, the Shire of Gingin agreed to reassign the existing commercial lease for the Guilderton Café and General Store from Belgravia Health & Leisure Group Pty Ltd to Sun City Group Pty Ltd.

Sun City Group, owned and managed by John Young and family, has been operating the supermarket at the general store location next to the café as a sub-lessee since 2022.

Following the closure of the café back in January this year, Belgravia Leisure called for expressions of interest for café operators and of the 18 candidates who made submissions, Sun City Group’s application was the strongest and most appropriate.

“Their demonstrated track record within the current premises and their adaptability regarding the café’s operation made them the most suitable choice,” said Belgravia Leisure WA State Manager, Rohan Gunton.

Gingin Shire President, Wayne Fewster added: “During the period that the Young family have been operating the supermarket in Guilderton, we’ve received nothing but positive feedback from the community on the terrific service they are providing.

“We are really pleased with this outcome and look forward to working with John and Sun City Group to see this facility open and providing the community and visitors with great service once again.”

The reassignment of the lease to Sun City Group is effective 1 June 2023 and it is expected that Sun City Group will transition into the café space over the coming weeks.

Sun City Group Managing Director, John Young said: “We are hoping to bring to Guilderton and surrounds a really good hospitality experience, and we’re looking forward to giving locals and visitors something to enjoy.”

As the café re-establishes, Sun City Group will provide updates to the community.



Shire of Gingin media contact:

Meredith Taylor

T: (08) 9575 5150

Pictured below: Guilderton Cafe overlooking Moore River to be operated by Sun City Group.

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