Iconic Sydney landmark Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice has announced their last day of business ahead of the venue’s scheduled demolition.
Almost a year and half after announcing that they would be demolished to accommodate the new metro line, iconic Sydney landmark Frankie’s Pizza has announced their last day of business. The bar will finally close on December 11th, 2022 and be demolished in early 2023.
The venue owners made the announcement on social media, introducing it as the ‘Final Campaign,’ which will include a slew of activities for patrons to say a proper goodbye to the location.
“We thought this venue would outlive us. We’ve seen trends come and go and steadfastly stood for RocknRoll through it all. This conviction has been rewarded with a loyal following, and steady flow of new heads eager to join the ranks and jump on the crazy train.” said the statement.
“We’re busier than ever, we are a drunken Goliath operating at peak performance! But despite all of this, it’s time to go to Hell!” the owners added. “It’s time to leave our legions, farewell our four walls, and finish at our most fucking fearsome.”
They continued: “With the unstoppable momentum of Sydney City’s ‘infrastructure evolution’ set to demolish Hunter Street in early 2023, we have decided on a date to depart. December 11, the night of Frankie’s 10th Birthday, will be our final night.”
Patrons can also expect trivia night and giveaways, as well as performances from Psycroptic, Wolf Mother, and Frankie’s World Famous House Band.
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The closing of the venue marks the end of an era for the city’s musical community. Shortly after plans for its demolishment were announced last year, patrons and music fans launched a petition to save the location, which has hosted numerous national and international acts for performances.
“We can not simply just move Frankie’s to a new venue, we must preserve the venue it has become. A venue like this can not be made overnight, it has created its own character, its own uniqueness and has drawn in people from around the world from all walks of life together around music (and apple whiskeys).” the petition read.