I attended the anti-demolition protest at the Black Cat yesterday morning and owner Luke had good news: he had spoken on Thursday with the City of Yarra CEO, who confirmed that the garden will not be demolished and that the council will work with the Black Cat to ensure that the garden is made safe so that it can continue to be enjoyed by everyone.

blackcat4 the Black Cat beer garden is saved

Luke said that the circumstances were as I hypothesised yesterday: the council bureaucrats had overreacted and the CEO and elected councillors had not endorsed their actions. Luke and his staff provided free coffees and muffins to those who came to support them. Sitting in the bar watching the traffic pass by with victory in mind was a nice way to start the day.

blackcat5 the Black Cat beer garden is saved

the Black Cat beer garden is saved

One thought on “the Black Cat beer garden is saved

  • 26 September 2009 at 11:20 am
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    GREAT! I’ve sat in their little garden a few times and it’s a gorgeous space.

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