The refurbished Rob Roy Hotel Newtown Workers Club opens today, at least according to the Gertrude St local who saw me looking in the window yesterday. Staff at the new Cutler and Co bar and restaurant a few doors up (which opened on Tuesday) told me when I dropped in to enquire about them that the Newtown Workers Club has been quietly open for a couple of nights already.
I’m going to drop in soon to check it out (and do the same at Cutler and Co). The revitalisation of the western end of Gertrude St has begun. Nothing seems to have been done to the exterior of the Rob Roy however, which could benefit from some attention.