FIRST LOOK: Some shots of Royal on 99, as viewed from McDowall St.
FIRST LOOK: Some shots of Royal on 99, as viewed from McDowall St. Tom Gillespie

Royal’s new name will be ‘Royal on 99’

A ROOFTOP bar will be just one of the many new additions to the newly-dubbed Royal on 99.

Roma-born property developer and builder Justin Garvie gave the Western Star an exclusive look at the new building, with works to commence on the second floor within two weeks.

The name Royal on 99 is derived from its street number on McDowall St and Mr Garvie said the aim was to add something new while keeping the tradition.

“We realise the Royal is in the heart of many locals, but we wanted to also add to it as well,” he said.

“The previous business owners did a great job and we’re not trying to emulate them – we’re doing something a bit different.”

While all the features can’t be revealed just yet, Mr Garvie said the rooftop would only be just the beginning.

However, he added locals would still be able to recognise some of the classic features of the previous iterations.

“We’ve brought some old things back with the new though – even though it’s modern, it will still have the look and feel of the Royal,” he said.

The logo for the new pub will be adorned in front of the worksite over the next week.

The new logo for Royal on 99.
The new logo for Royal on 99. Contributed

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