The Sydney Morning Herald ran a story last Monday (19/01/09) Heiress’s playground offers more cheek on the strip about the recent development application by the Trademark Hotel and Piano Room in Kings Cross to obtain extended trading hours for a longer period of time than they might otherwise obtain.
The Herald writes:
Greg Magree, who owns the Piano Room and the adjoining Trademark Hotel on Bayswater Road, had been able to keep his venues open until 3am and 5am respectively for the past year as part of a one-year trial.
But instead of applying to the City of Sydney for the standard two-year trial extension, Mr Magree sought approval to keep his existing late night trading hours for a further five years.
“It’s cheeky,” said Dr Sacha Blumen, president of the 2011 Residents’ Association. “It goes against the development control plan, which says that at most they should only get two years. And there’s been huge numbers of community complaints on an ongoing basis about noise.”
The story is absolutely true. And it’s nice to be quoted in the SMH – that’s twice in two weeks.