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Bourbon development a total facade

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE The second attempt to get a development application passed on the Bourbon block in Kings Cross is a great exercise in façadism designed to obfuscate the brutal reality. Behind developer Iris Capital and designers Tonkin Zulaikha Greer’s submission is another facade of a design deeply flawed and one that will impact […]

The killing of Darlinghurst Road

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE Not since the Green Bans and the Victoria Street wars of the ‘70s has Kings Cross faced such a powerful and existential threat to its existence. Under the cover of COVID on Friday 11th of September Iris Capital for developer Sam Arnaout lodged its second Development Application with the City of […]

Sam plays it again

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE A new development plan for 18-32A Darlinghurst Road – including The Bourbon and the Empire Hotel - has emerged under the cover of COVID-19. Titled “Darlinghurst Road Potts Point,” the proposal is the work of award winning architectural firm Tonkinzulaikhagreeer Architects (TZG) for their client Piccadilly Hotel Operation Trust Pty Ltd, […]

Another iconic Kings Cross venue closes

By Chris Sutton Sydney’s lock-out laws have forced another popular Kings Cross nightspot out of business and onto the market. The Bourbon, formerly known as Bourbon and Beefsteak, is the latest venue to be up for sale with any buyer having the right to turn the site into apartments. Sport stars and celebrities frequented the […]

Naked City: The city that fell asleep

Whilst it only happens every four years the current World Cup demonstrates that Sydneysiders do love to party in the wee small hours, given the right situation. Clubs and pubs throughout the city have been packed in recent days as football fans cheer on their favourites until as late as 3.00am. There’s definitely alcohol involved […]