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Alfresco Rebate Supporting Penrith Business

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith visited El Gringos Locos, recipient of a rebate under the NSW Government’s Alfresco Restart Program.

The Alfresco Restart Program was announced late last year to support small and medium hospitality businesses as part of NSW COVID-19 economic recovery.

Stuart Ayres said “Here in Penrith we love being outdoors and with the help of this rebate more venues have been able to expand their outdoor dining experiences.

“It’s great to see that Penrith was in the top 10 LGAs for rebate applications.”

“This program is helping local businesses like El Gringos Locos to increase patronage and to fulfil the community’s desire to dine in outdoor settings,” said Stuart Ayres.

Ms Monique Annetts, owner of El Gringos Locos said “I was looking to change the way customers dine by expanding an outdoor area. We were able to do that with the Alfresco Restart rebate. I had quality security shutters installed to create this experience and it’s been a wonderful investment.

The program came at such good a time, after COVID and now coming into Spring. The venue will certainly entice more walk-ins, as people driving by will see customers bustling in the new outdoor area. The shutters not only create more capacity but also security for the patrons and staff.”

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