As an Australian ‘EDM’ based website would have it, two culturally important clubs to more than just a handful of dance generations are up for sale in Sydneys clubbing district of Kings Cross. Sadly (for the sake of their story) this is not quite the case!
Both The World Bar and Candy’s Apartment will continue as individual business and brands until their existing leases finish and/or re-negotiated regardless of the new owners of the four terrace plot at 20-26 Bayswater Road that has been put up for sale today.
In the past 15-20 years new owners have bought and sold property on the exact same strip without damaging change to any existing businesses. They are protected somewhat by an obvious clause to keep businesses or clubs in this manner like Candy’s Apartment and The World Bar from sudden closures as attempted to be spun into a slightly misleading story.
A representative of The World Bar has spoken directly with Stoney Roads in assuring us their continuing lease will go on for a number of years and simply they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon;
The World Bar and venues like us have been dealing with licensing and legislative pressures, red tape and rigmarole for YEARS. This is simply the first time that the legislation has been so heavily featured in the media and subsequently in a public forum. There’s no doubt that the vibe in Kings Cross (and greater Sydney) has changed as a result of this media attention but the fact of the matter is, we intend to continue supporting Sydney’s music & arts scene and making party with the people who want to be a part of it in a fun and safe environment. We aren’t going anywhere.
The property sale could indicate someones willingness to move out of the area due to downturn in supposed traffic after the introduction of the lock out laws but as of today both clubs will continue operating as such.
Better yet, show your support, share the info that neither are closing and party at both places this weekend!