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Latte Prices to go Up – Quelle Horror!!

By che 13 April 2005 9

City News has this piece on the expected price rise fo outdoor cafes as the gubbmint introduces further charges on outdoor dining areas. They go around and interview lots of Civic cafe operators but what I found surprising was that they didn’t talk to Gus’ss.

As we should all know it was Gus that brought the outdoor cafe to Canberra back in the 60’s(?). He kept setting up his tables out on the footpath and the gubbmint kept fining him and telling them to get off the street but he kept doing it and people loved it. And thats why Canberra has outdoor cafes.

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atnas 11:51 am 14 Apr 05

Of course they wouln’tt alk to gus’s. Unlike all the other cafe’s in the article gus’s refuses to stock the mag.

wonsworld 10:33 am 14 Apr 05
Jen 7:37 pm 13 Apr 05

And good on Gus for doing it.

Che, why are you surprised that City News didn’t talk to Gus’s? Do you really think the rightest of right-wing free glossies is interested in talking to those bohemian lefties?

Thumper 6:54 pm 13 Apr 05

Actually it was both Ron and Barry that quoted it!!!! Well, I think it was….


5:39 pm 13 Apr 05

Well it’s just another obstacle to make this city modern and exciting..what a bunch of old farts!

wonsworld 5:28 pm 13 Apr 05

Wasn’t it Barry Wom who said “shocked and stunned”? hehehe

Thumper 5:21 pm 13 Apr 05

To quote Ron Nasty from the Rutles.

Shocked…. and stunned…and shocked…. and stunned…

che 4:43 pm 13 Apr 05

very true but he did pioneer it in Canberra against a lot of govt opposition

RandomGit 4:40 pm 13 Apr 05

…. it’s called alfresco and people were doing it in Europe since time immemorial.

Pioneer he ain’t.

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