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Balmain deli celebrates 57 years of family and community

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN On Saturday March 20, Papa Joe & Co opened its doors to the public to come celebrate 57 years in Balmain on Darling Street.  Despite the endlessly heavy rain, the family business was humbled by the amount of people that turned up to the celebration of homemade Italian goods, deli delicacies, a […]

Efendy’s win at small business ‘Oscars’ meaning more in tough times

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN And the ‘Oscar’ for the ‘Champion Restaurant’ goes to… Efendy Restaurant! (Applause erupts around The ICC Sydney) Balmain’s Efendy Restaurant on Elliott Street has taken home ‘Champion Restaurant’ at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. They were among other winners across the country, with the awards aiming to […]

Commercial rent hikes frustrate Balmain businesses

By RACHEL CLARK The increase in commercial rent along Balmain’s infamous Darling Street is an ongoing issue that is potentially leading to the loss of a vibrant community of small businesses. In recent years, the turnover of business along Darling Street in Balmain has been quite high, with a once-vibrant street filled with small businesses […]

Delightful Darlinghurst

By Rida Babar In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, entertainment venues in Darlinghurst have been forced to shift their business models and operations. Here’s how. Darlinghurst Theatre Company (DTC) has implemented a series of Red Carpet Cabaret shows that have been a major success. Amylia Harris, the co-artistic director at the DTC provided insight into how the […]


With Coffin Ed. The US based Urban Dictionary lists “Big-Noter” as an original piece of Australian slang, describing a boastful or big headed person. Perhaps we associate the description more with people who splash their wealth around in gratuitous displays of conspicuous consumption. If Sydney was a person there’s a lot to say that it […]

Not the right “way forward” for City of Sydney business vote

City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas on the Shooters and Fishers Party's proposed reforms to business voting in the City of Sydney The Shooters and Fishers’ business voting bill that is currently before Parliament is not the right fit for Sydney. While I agree that the introduction of legislation that will help business owners through […]

Spotlight on small business survival

Efforts to reboot the ailing small business sector will intensify this month with a number of initiatives to assist innovation and growth. A “Better Business Community Hub” will be established today, Thursday, at Leichhardt Town Hall, where business operators can interact face-to-face with expert advisors. The initiative is a partnership between Leichhardt Council and the […]

Critics slam tram but Betts is on board

Waverley Council is investigating the feasibility of a light rail corridor from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach in the next 10 to 15 years, amid community concern about its potential impact on local businesses and amenity. A feasibility study commissioned by Council and undertaken by transport consultancy group AECOM proposed three possible route options within […]

Inner west councils unite for business

The National Broadband Network will be a focus of the fifth Inner West Small Business Expo, taking place at Strathfield Golf Club on August 16. The Expo is the result of a joint effort by Leichhardt, Marrickville, Canada Bay, Strathfield and Ashfield councils, alongside the Clearly Business Enterprise Centre, to help local businesses “connect, learn […]