Whenever you cruise down Stanley Street, do you find yourself wondering what they are going to do with the Chalk Hotel? The answer is that they are bringing it back to life. According to a report from The Courier-Mail, the dormant pub, which has been closed for almost two years after receivers moved in and locked the doors, is set to reopen. The hotel will be part of a multimillion-dollar 10,000-sqm mixed-use development that will take over several properties on Chalk’s perimeter, driven by the Barakat Group and Dyldam Group. Approximately $3 million will be dedicated to upgrading and improving the Chalk Hotel, which will include a refurb of the building and new beer garden. Don’t get too excited for post-summer cricket sessions though – construction is due to commence in the coming 12 months and the venue will most likely open upon completion of the site, which will take an estimated three years.