The unrelenting grind of gentrification is a threat to live music venues all over Melbourne and gems like the Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda - aka the Espy - are particularly endangered. Makeover plans are afoot and we're keeping an eagle eye on our favourite pub. We'll be posting what we know here on ESPY WATCH.
18 Aug 2015 | Planning Permit Lodged
An application has been submitted to the City of Port Phillip for: "Buildings and works including partial demolition and alterations to the Esplanade Hotel building" and "installation of a new 145sqm rooftop terrace".
Eager beavers can view the full set of documents (application no. 869/2015) on the council website HERE. The public advertising period closes 3rd October but they'll probably accept submissions until it goes before council. We'll be making a submission as part of a group - will post it here soon.