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Matrix Holdings Launch New Addition, Dogfather

The Matrix Holdings Group of Companies added to its chain of businesses as it officially launched Fiji’s first true sports bar. Dogfather Sports Bar at Damodar City, Suva was first
12 Nov 2015 12:17
Matrix Holdings Launch New Addition, Dogfather
Dogfather Sports Bar now open at Damodar City. Photo: STELLA MORESIO

The Matrix Holdings Group of Companies added to its chain of businesses as it officially launched Fiji’s first true sports bar.

Dogfather Sports Bar at Damodar City, Suva was first conceived when directors Liam and his wife Pauline Hindle saw an unusual space at Damodar City.

With steel girders, soaring ceiling and the cinema’s air conditioning ducts led to the industrial décor being adopted. The availability of optic fiber enabled the group to start live streaming of sporting events from around the world and made it possible to have our first Sports Bar and Diner.

Mr Hindle said the sports bar finally received their genuine licence which used to be provisional.

He said: “We are bureaucratically exhausted but we’ve made the finishing line so it’s the end of a very long road.

“Licensing in Fiji is still very difficult. There are really only two licences which is the nightclub licence or the restaurant licence so something like a sports bar is a difficult animal so it becomes a sports diner.”

He added: “The sports diner is a very unusual beast, thus we are hoping it will grow into a healthy beast so we can all enjoy it for a long time. “

He thanked the Damodar family for the space, Filipe Taova who is not only his long time friend but who assisted to get the Dogfather project to completion, hard working staff members and his wife Pauline Hindle for her artistic leading.

The former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was present to officiate the opening.

Ratu Epeli wished the couple all the best with their on-going development.

“We wish Matrix Group of Companies all the best with their contribution towards the vitality and quality of our hospitality and tourism here in Fiji,” he said.

 

Feedback:  stella.moresio@fijisun.com.fj



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