The Big Pineapple is a divisive Queensland icon. But love it or hate it, it’s certainly a part of the national consciousness! You now have the opportunity to purchase a slice (ahem) of unique Sunshine Coast heritage. Belle Property reports on the ongoing negotiations to sell The Big Pineapple.
Back on the market again after negotiations on a successful sale stalled, The Big Pineapple was shut down in October 2010 when appointed receivers sold the attraction to Dan Bowden of Buderim. The Bowden family were planning on turning the decrepit Big Pineapple site into a substantial motor car museum – but plans seem to have halted with a settlement still not effected 7 months after signing. Dan Bowden has told The Courier Mail that his family still intend on going ahead with the sale however, despite it returning to the market with Ray White Specail Projects for tender.
The Big Pineapple is still a prominent tourist venue (even roped off as it is currently), with many people coming to see the sky-high fruit. It is looking worse for wear, however and needs love and care from a new owner - receivers PBB took over the property in 2009 and the ATO is looking to recoup monies owed as soon as possible. If you’ve got nostalgic memories of The Big Pineapple and a big concept to match, now could be your opportunity.