New feel for an old Newtown favourite
Fijian-style ''freaky tiki'' and Greek food will be inspirations for the Newtown Hotel, which has been snapped up by Keystone Group. The King Street pub will reopen later this year after a major makeover.
Keystone, owner of a string of venues, including Cargo Bar and the Gazebo Wine Garden, is developing the 1886 pub, building a giant verandah overlooking King Street to replace the one taken down in the 1920s. The first floor will feature Fijian resort touches and the ''freaky tiki'' theme, while Keystone Group director, Paul Schulte, says the upstairs eatery will focus on Greek street food from the spit.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald