Grand View up for sale

QUEENSLAND'S oldest licensed hotel, Cleveland's The Grand View, is up for sale.

Built in 1851, the hotel has been owned by publican Gerald Brock, wife Karen and son Ben for the past 22 years.

Mr Brock, 72, said the time was "ripe" for the "grand old dame" to have a facelift and he wanted someone with a bold vision to step up and take the site to a new level.

The heritage-listed 6500sq m property, which overlooks Cleveland's Toondah Harbour, includes development approval for 30 luxury apartments on an adjacent 3000sq m.

Mr Brock said he was not the person to develop the site and was hoping for expressions of interest from people with grand plans.

"We've been here for 22 years and in that time Cleveland has changed dramatically in terms of population and development and infrastructure," he said.

"Raby Bay has matured and with the state government prioritising Toondah Harbour, Cleveland has a bold future."

CBRE Hotels Wayne Bunz is offering the property, which the Brocks have spent millions of dollars restoring, with an outdoor garden dining area and upstairs dining rooms.

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