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.

newtownwc3 Newtown Workers Club opens today

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.

newtownwc2 Newtown Workers Club opens today

newtownwc1 Newtown Workers Club opens today

Newtown Workers Club opens today

2 thoughts on “Newtown Workers Club opens today

  • 18 February 2009 at 11:56 am

    Hi there Brian,I just stumbled onto your blog.Can you add me to your mailing list ? Thanks!

    I am at 227 gertrude St
    Pop in to say hi sometime

    • 18 February 2009 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Sylvia, I love Shop Sui and I have been meaning to do a story on it for ages… so yes I will come in and say hello! I don’t have a mailing list, but you can subscribe to the RSS feed. I would like to build one of those fancy subscription email list thingies that sends email summaries of recent posts to subscribers, but it looks rather complicated putting all the pieces together. And I’m not sure if everything I need is freely available. One day…


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