Scarborough’s new hot spot The Peach Pit to arrive in time for summer

The Squire's Fortune closes its doors this month to make way for The Peach Pit.
The Squire's Fortune closes its doors this month to make way for The Peach Pit.

SCARBOROUGH pub The Squire’s Fortune will close to make way for the opening next month of new venue The Peach Pit.

Scarborough local and ARK Group operations manager Adam Kapinkoff said the time was right for a change.

“We’ve had some fun over the past four years with The Squire’s Fortune and the James Squire concept, but we felt the time was right to evolve the space coming into the Scarborough foreshore’s first full summer after the development,” he said. “We’re very excited.”

The Peach Pit is promising to be a laid-back and stylish addition to the coastline where beachgoers can enjoy a beer, cheeky cocktail, casual bite to eat or even a late-night dance.

“Since the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has completed the Scarborough project, we’ve been planning a revitalisation of the site that will fit perfectly amongst some of the great venues down here in Scarborough,” Mr Kapinkoff said.

“The Peach Pit will be the spot you can come in from the surf, grab a beer, and enjoy a sunset dinner with family or spend a killer Sunday session with your mates.”

Renovations at the former Squires Fortune site start this month, with the new venue scheduled to open in November.


-ARK Group’s other venues include Market Grounds, The Duke, Durty Nelly’s and The Generous Squire.

-Having grown up in the pub culture with family business ARK Group, Adam Kapinkoff has worked across all aspects of the hospitality industry, from cleaning dishes, carrying out ‘yardie’ duties and serving behind the bar.

-At just 23, Adam became duty manager with CBD venue The Generous Squire.

-By 2013, Adam moved next door to Irish pub Durty Nelly’s as general manager before the following year becoming ARK Group’s operation manager for ARK Group.