An effort to save Melbourne’s John Curtin Hotel from closure is urgently calling for stories and testimonials about the venue and its cultural significance.
Final month it was introduced the historic John Curtin Hotel in Melbourne was set to close this year, with operators confirming the constructing’s house owners had chosen to promote, “making means, almost certainly for residences”.
The pub and venue, opened in Forties, has lengthy been a mainstay of the metropolis’s dwell music scene, internet hosting the likes of Amyl and the Sniffers, Magic Dirt, Alice Skye, Japanese Breakfast and Big Thief in recent times.
Named after Forties Labor PM John Curtin, the venue can be located throughout the highway from the Victorian Trades Corridor, and has lengthy been a well-liked assembly place for labour motion members and union figures.
As such, the Victorian union motion is launching an try alongside pub workers to save the resort and protected against demolishing by having it formally recognised as a heritage web site.
They’ll want to show that the pub is “traditionally and socially vital”, which is the place patrons are available in. The unions are asking folks to share their stories of cherished reminiscences at the Curtin, whether or not or not it’s “union organising, gigs you’ve been to, or drinks with your loved ones and mates”.
As expressions of curiosity to purchase the pub shut shortly, they’re asking these eager to help save the institution to contribute their story by the finish of at present (March 14) through this form.
When asserting their future final month, the Curtin’s operators stated that they had a lease till the finish of November. “Past that, we don’t know what the builders may have deliberate for us,” they wrote in a press release. “We may have much more to say on the matter down the line, however I guarantee you, we are going to exit with a BANG!”