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Sydney’s Annandale: "The'for sale' sign going down"

The “for sale” sign at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel will be removed by owners Dan and Matt Rule next week.

The future of the Parramatta Road institution has looked shaky, however, a buy-a-brick initiative launched in December has been the catalyst for a dramatic turnaround.

Speaking to The Music Network today, Matt Rule said the response to the scheme played a major part in their decision to remove the sign.

“The ‘for sale’ sign going down is due to a couple of things; the great early response to the buy a brick campaign with just over 150 sold so far, and to show the public and music industry that we’re 100 percent into doing everything we can to rebuild and secure live music at the Annandale,” Rule announced.

However, The Annandale isn’t out of the woods yet, with Rule issuing an appeal to the music industry to play their part in securing thepub’s future. “We’re a long way off where we need to be, but so far the public have been great in getting right behind the buy-a-brick concept; we now just need to get the music industry to do the same. We hope that our show of confidence in taking down the sign will inspire them to do their bit as well.”

Brick packages, which start at $50, can be purchased via The Annandale’s website.

In other news, The Annandale will be hosting three free gigs as part of the inaugural national SLAM Day: February 23 with Papa Vs Pretty, Cabins and Palms; February 25 with Fait Accompli, Raise the Crazy, Devine Electric and Blackie (Hard-Ons); and February 25 with The Fauves, Little Lovers, Tom Ugly, March of the Real Fly and Jack Cart.

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Spicy McHaggis

Spicy McHaggis said on the 16th Feb, 2012

Can't wait for that Fauves gig

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 16th Feb, 2012

aaahhh good news, you can't look at the annandale as a business like people are gibbering on about on the other thread about the buy a brick incentive... the 'dale is like an old flanno that you never throw out and just gets rattier and older and most importantly, more comfortable with every wear, you might chuck it in the draw for half the year and try some fancier threads a lot of the time, fashions come and go but you know that ole flanno is always in the draw for when you need it

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 16th Feb, 2012



Are you sure the flanno market isn't just being propped up by Eddie Vedder and when he moves on it will die altogether?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 16th Feb, 2012

But when Eddie dies there will a huge spike in sales.

BundyandCola

BundyandCola said on the 16th Feb, 2012



More gibber

Still sounds like free money to me

Let me put into perspective for you.

Sorry kids I cant get you new shoes as the Annandale is going broke and I have to help keep it open.

kaydee

kaydee said on the 16th Feb, 2012

more gibber

still sounds like free money to me

let me put into perspective for you.

sorry kids i cant get you new shoes as the annandale is going broke and i have to help keep it open.

really? unless your priorities are completely screwed surely you're only going to buy a brick if you can afford it?

i've had many awesome nights at the dale and i'm happy to throw them some cash if it means they can keep their doors open.
the rule brothers have worked their arses off in that place and i highly doubt they would be taking the piss.

and also. the fauves!!! woo!!!

aliago

aliago said on the 16th Feb, 2012

it is not his fault. bundy rum gives you a rundy bum.

DinkiDIDude

DinkiDIDude said on the 20th Feb, 2012

More gibber

Still sounds like free money to me

Let me put into perspective for you.

Sorry kids I cant get you new shoes as the Annandale is going broke and I have to help keep it open.

yeah it must be a socialist conspiracy