La Scala Restaurant

Sited on Devon Street East New Plymouth, La Scala, the city's oldest licensed restaurant (obtaining a liquor license in 1966) was established in the 1964 by Frank Gibbons. With its distinctive décor and entrance bridge, it was one of the “places to be seen” in town.
In 1978 Fred and Ria Harmsen purchased La Scala, refurbished the premises and called the restaurant City Gate.
Renamed the Peacock Restaurant in 1984, the restaurant served Chinese food. The restaurant has had three further names changes - Hong Kong in 1989, Ning Bo in 1993 and is currently operating as the Sun World Restaurant.
Architectural Plans for La Scala Restaurant. 1964 - 1979

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  Part 1

Specifications. Construction of premises for M C Whalen. 1964

  Part 2

Architectural plan no. 1. Foundations, services and floor plan. Includes site plan and northern and southern elevations. 1964

Plan size. 745mm W x 475mm H

Architect. A.K. Thorne

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Architectural plan no. 2. Western and Eastern elevations, electrical layout, customer and staff conveniences. 1964

Plan size. 745mm W x 475mm H

Architect. A.K. Thorne

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Architectural plan no.3. Detail sheet. Foundations, Roff and Front elevation. 1964

Plan size. 745mm W x 475mm H

Architect. A.K. Thorne

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Architectural plan. Additions to La Scala Restaurant. 15 May 1970.

Size: 780mm W x 565mm H

Architects: Climie Spencer & Holmes Miller

  Part 6

Architectural plan. Additions. 31 January 1979

Size 815mm W x 565mm H

Architects: Boon & Company

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