first_imgToowoomba Firefighter Mike Johnson checking for embers from the second storey of the Mill Street Tavern in Toowoomba. 14th November 2016, pic David MartinelliThe fire was spotted by patrolling police officers, and was fuelled by alcohol onsite.The pub, which was unoccupied at the time, was gutted, but has been made structurally sound and remains fenced off.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Jason Smith, former Maroons star at his Toowoomba pub Photo Mark Cranitch.It is listed with Raine & Horne Commercial agent Nick Koenig, and is being marketed as an opportunity to renovate or redevelop a “piece of Toowoomba’s history.The sale includes the fire damaged two story building on a 1113sq m block and a liquor licence that is current until June. Also included are the engineers plans and reports. Awning rests on the sidewalk outside the Mill Street Tavern. Fire engulfed the premises around 11:30pm Sunday night. pic 14th November 2016, pic David MartinelliMr Koenig said there are had been “solid” inquiry, mostly from locals.“Most of that interest has been from developer, builder and tradie types,” he said. “It sits in the Railway Parklands Priority Development Area so that location has created a lot of interest.”Mr Koenig said the hotel was over 100 years old and started its life as the Engineers Arms Hotel and was renamed the Country Club Hotel before taking the name Mill Street Tavern in 2005.It will go under the hammer at 11am on May 3.center_img The Mill Street Tavern before the fire Pic Darren England.THE fire damaged pub owned by a former NRL player will go under the hammer in early May. Mill Street Tavern is owned and was operated by Queensland State of Origin representative Jason Smith and his wife Janelle, but it was gutted by fire in November 2016.last_img read more