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Alfresco Revolution

By Rida Babar Councils in Sydney have launched an alfresco dining initiative to boost local businesses and encourage a return to normality as the warmer months approach. The plan, led by the City Of Sydney and Place Management NSW, has shortened the process of venues applying for approval of outdoor dining, thus incentivising it. This […]

83 Weeks With Eric Bischoff

Outsiders are seldom welcomed into the inner sanctum of the secretive world of professional wrestling, and even fewer rise to the heights Eric Bischoff achieved. When Bischoff first became involved in the world of wrestling he was as simply a salesman for syndicated episodes of the Minnesota based American Wrestling Association (AWA). By pure accident […]

Parking not so fine in Leichhardt

BY RYAN QUINN Leichhardt is ranked the fifth highest of 36 Sydney councils to issue parking fines in the past year, according to new data. Between 2014-15, Leichhardt Councils’ rate of issuing parking fines per 1,000 residents was almost double the average of most Sydney councils. These statistics came from data compliation of Independent Leichhardt […]

Liberal councillor urges own party to amend compulsory business voting

By ALEXANDER LEWIS Liberal councillor Christine Forster has said the NSW government should amend the act which requires compulsory business voting in City of Sydney elections. The controversial City of Sydney Amendment Act, introduced by the Shooters and Fishers party and backed by the Baird government last year, gives two votes to companies with more […]

Tempe power couple take out Franchisee of the Year

Swapping Subway buns for batteries three years ago, Greg and Gina Georgaros became proud owners of the first Battery World store in Tempe. More than 200 franchisees, team members and suppliers attended a National Conference on the Gold Coast where the couple was celebrated as Franchisee of the Year 2014. “It was just wonderful,” the […]

‘Speed dates’ for Pyrmont-Ultimo creatives

The Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual networking event for local companies working in the creative industry next week. CREATE 2015 will be hosted at the WOTSO WorkSpace at 6pm on March 25. All creative businesses from the Pyrmont and Ultimo suburbs and members of the chamber are invited to attend. It […]

The inside scoop on Bondi’s ice cream wars

By Emily Contador-Kelsall The arrival of winter has slowed down business and heated up competition between ice cream stores at Bondi Beach. Bondi’s six ice-cream vendors - Ben and Jerry’s, Cold Rock Ice Creamery, Gelatissimo, Messina, Movenpick and New Zealand Natural - are all competing for dwindling sales within 500m of each another. The coldest […]

City business vote gathers support

By Edmund Kirkwood Moves to enfranchise businesses in the next City of Sydney election are putting some councillors and the Lord Mayor on a collision course. A joint Parliamentary inquiry earlier this year recommended the introduction of compulsory business voting, with the City of Melbourne elections as the blueprint. The Shooters and Fishers Party announced […]