Almost a year since it was closed for redevelopment, the former Terminus Hotel was unveiled to the public on Friday.
The multi-million-dollar redevelopment began with demolitions in August last year.
A complete gutting of the pub, with respect to its original facade, has made way for a rebranded Chase Nightclub, deck and beer garden.
‘‘People have been asking if we’re trying to compete with Melbourne, but there’s nothing really like this in Melbourne,’’ venue manager Jarrod Regan said.
Chase Nightclub, which takes up the front third of the building, intends to open on Friday and Saturday nights.
Inspired by the science-fiction film Tron, the club features LED strip lighting through the four walls of the entrance corridor and inside the dance hall.
But when the space-age lighting rig is dimmed, the front room oozes class and would feel equally at home hosting a function or wedding reception.
‘‘A lot of resources have been put into the project and no stone has been left unturned in regards to quality,’’ bar manager Xavier McMahon said.
‘‘We’ve been able to use a lot of local tradies and suppliers as well, a little bit of giving back to the community which has been good.’’
The PubCo Group, which owns the Railway Hotel, has cut no corners in the rebuild.
An additional 18 taps brings the pub’s total to 40, nearly doubling the venue’s previous pouring capacity.
Four serving areas inside the nightclub area will ensure quick service for patrons, while a lounge and possible VIP area will cater for private functions in the nightclub.
‘‘The nightclub is just one part of the redevelopment,’’ Mr Regan said.
‘‘We want people to know that this space is for everyone.’’
Partitioned doors allow the venue to close the nightclub down during the week while remaining available for functions.
The deck and beer garden, which links to the Railway Hotel, will be open seven days a week and features a bar, bathrooms, two 75-inch televisions and seating.
The existing kitchen has also been renovated in order to cater for the expected influx of diners hoping to eat in the new outdoor space.
New staff uniforms give a nod to the pub’s heritage, with the year in which the pub was built printed on the rear of the shirts.
Mr Regan expects the venue to attract fresh faces from around the region and even further afield.
‘‘There’s nothing quite like this in Melbourne, and there’s nothing like it in Shepparton,’’ Mr Regan said.
Each tile has been individually laid, while each piece of furniture has been custom designed and especially built for the former Terminus Hotel.
‘‘Every part of the rebuild has been architecturally designed,’’ Mr Regan said.
‘‘You could expect to see a venue like this in South Yarra,’’ a tradesman said.
The PubCo Group own 13 licensed venues in Victoria.