Lots of Aussie guy’s dream of owning their very own pub – and for one, it is a reality that he wants to share with the nation.
The Tatura Hotel, located 183kms north of Melbourne is the town’s favourite watering hole, owned by loved local larrikin Bugs Ryan.
Problematically, the pub is in desperate need of some renovations and is offering everyone a chance to become part of his beloved pub and help continue the legacy.
Through a viral web campaign, Ryan hopes to name parts of his pub in honour of people that generously donate towards fixing it.
This unconventional way of subsidising the pub’s future came to Ryan after a couple of regulars told him about other viral campaigns on the web.
“We need a hand finishing the place off. We’re about $65,000 short of what we need to get our guest rooms up to standard, fix the balcony and replace some outdoor play equipment for the local kiddies. We’re ready to pull out all the stops and open this up to Australia to lend a hand,” says Ryan.
The greater the contribution, the greater the part of the pub that will be named. Any contributors could name a bar stool, a poker machine, a guest room, or could even have naming rights to the chicken Parma!
“For all the folks that contribute, I’ll send an official ‘selfie’ of me and their item, so they can stake their claim on the pub and spread the Tatura-love.
“We’ll be proud to have our great pub finished and to honour everyone who helped us,” says Ryan.
“This is everyone’s chance to be part of the furniture at a true blue Aussie country pub, and we invite you to visit the crowd-funding page to make your mark on The Tatura Hotel and give the place a new lease on life: www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/0ac9c3c7.”
The campaign will be live for 40 days as of 17th June, 2015 and renovations will commence as soon as the donations have been tallied.