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Now Kippax Tavern is Closing!

PM 7 November 2010 34

Yesterday it was posted that Checkers Food Van was closing, and now rumour has it Kippax Tavern will be closing down on 30 November as a result of the new liquor licensing fee structure.

The ACT Government has been warned of the (supposedly) unintended consequence of smaller taverns going broke as a result of these new laws as they struggle to compete with the pokie-driven clubs.

Ironically, the Magpies Club in Kippax, practically next door to the Kippax Tavern, has one of the highest police call-outs in the ACT yet it is able to continue on its merry way while a quiet and unassuming drinking hole is forced to close, despite Corbell stating these new laws were about reducing violence.

Kippax Tavern may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s the beauty of it; who wants all drinking establishments to be the same? Nobody was being forced to drink at Kippax Tavern, but I certainly don’t want my only option for a night out to be a club.

Which establishment will be next to close as a result of these misapplied laws? You can bet your bottom dollar it won’t be the Labor Club.


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shirty_bear 11:35 am 04 May 12

p1 said :

By the time you drive home and set the table, the food will be cold….

Set the table … hilarious 😀

p1 10:08 am 04 May 12

c_c said :

OzChick said :

A Maccas is going up on the corner. A sign has been put up stating this. Grrr.

Considering there is one less than 5 minutes away in Charnwood, I think this is ridiculous…

But that’s 5 mins away, I want my Maccas, like, now!

By the time you drive home and set the table, the food will be cold….

c_c 2:34 am 04 May 12

OzChick said :

A Maccas is going up on the corner. A sign has been put up stating this. Grrr.

Considering there is one less than 5 minutes away in Charnwood, I think this is ridiculous…

But that’s 5 mins away, I want my Maccas, like, now!

Velveteen Rabbit 12:22 am 04 May 12

Bakerboy said :

it will most likely be re-zoned into scum sucking townies to be filled with social miss-fits, dole bludgers and loosers, t.

Wait, aren’t they there already, lying in the gutter outside or seeing who can projectile vomit on the most police cars as they drive by?

I grew up near Kippax in the 70s and it used to be a nice suburban shopping centre, Now, during the day it’s ok but at night it’s a badly lit, unnerving place, the Hells Kitchen of Belconnen 😉 Maybe it’s just me (well it probably IS just me) but if I ever have to go there at night, to the ATM or Woollies, I get in and out as quickly as possible.

The place at Page is still open, well it was there when I picked up my Vietnamese the other night. It’s practically the only thing open at Page shops – all the old ‘local’ shops are turning into ghost towns.

OzChick 10:46 pm 03 May 12

A Maccas is going up on the corner. A sign has been put up stating this. Grrr.

Considering there is one less than 5 minutes away in Charnwood, I think this is ridiculous…

steveu 12:51 pm 06 Jan 12

James-T-Kirk said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Can they close the Kambah tavern next? Who do I need to write to?

Why not buy it, and have it re-zoned as a Golf Course!

I think we may find that this gets absorbed in the Kambah Village re-development.

Chop71 11:58 am 06 Jan 12

That corner is a shocker. Don’t see how it could improve with a McShit going tin there.

NoImRight 11:43 am 06 Jan 12

Deref said :

Bakerboy said :

if you don’t like it, piss off and drink elsewhere you latte sipping wankers.

This would be as opposed to “flavourless Australian lager-swilling wankers”?

You would think with a welcoming attitude like that the Tavern woudl have flourished!

Deref 11:29 am 06 Jan 12

Bakerboy said :

if you don’t like it, piss off and drink elsewhere you latte sipping wankers.

This would be as opposed to “flavourless Australian lager-swilling wankers”?

Dilandach 10:11 am 06 Jan 12

Instant Mash said :

Maelinar said :

Its going to be a macca’s. Ironically you will be able to be a latte sipping wanker on the site of the old Kippax Tavern.

It’s true. Although with it’s close proximity to Charnwood, do you really think it’s gonna make them much more money?

Inbetween the single mothers on welfare buying their toddlers bigmacs for dinner each night and armed hold ups, I’m sure it’ll balance out.

Instant Mash 9:45 am 06 Jan 12

Maelinar said :

Its going to be a macca’s. Ironically you will be able to be a latte sipping wanker on the site of the old Kippax Tavern.

It’s true. Although with it’s close proximity to Charnwood, do you really think it’s gonna make them much more money?

Maelinar 9:35 am 06 Jan 12

Its going to be a macca’s. Ironically you will be able to be a latte sipping wanker on the site of the old Kippax Tavern.

OzChick 2:04 pm 19 Dec 10

There is a rumour that a Hungry Jacks outlet will be built at the Kippax Tavern location. Can anyone confirm this?

Also, does anyone know who bought the two vacant commercial blocks (near the Magpies Club) and what they are going to build there?

Bakerboy 1:06 pm 16 Dec 10

Hey Mouse, I hear you mate.

I have drank at the Kippax Tavern on and off for over 20 years and have met many great people there. My father, now passed, drank there since the very early 80’s when the likes of Darcy Henry (now Moby Dick’s owner), Herby Doombling and Neil Palmer ran the place. Vicky and Bill were the last owners of the place and for the record, they were bloody awesome people. If you didn’t get on with them, you were obviously now worthy. As someone said in a previous post, it wasn’t everyone’s cuppa, but like they say, if you don’t like it, piss off and drink elsewhere you latte sipping wankers.

Sure, the place has seen it’s share of knuckle dragging wankers come throught the place, but they didn’t really last that long anyway, they were punted off elsewhere where that kind of crap is welcomed.

The tavern badly needed a bloody good re-furb, but from what I hear, some **** **** **** **** owns the land it is on and it will most likely be re-zoned into scum sucking townies to be filled with social miss-fits, dole bludgers and loosers, as is the case with the new townies nest to the Magpies Club. And for all those Magpies Club slammers, the trouble (police call out’s) you are refering to is 80% attributed to the rubbish that is housed in the townies next door.

Moby Dicks Taverns is a great place, sure it has it’s odd balls too, but what establishment doesn’t. Darcy and Rhonda are great people, it would be great to see some of the old Kippax Tavern folks drinking at Moby’s, I’m sure Darcy and Rhonda would agree with that.

Ian 3:52 pm 30 Nov 10

James-T-Kirk said :

If it closes, then where will the bogans drink????

Think of the bogans.

Are you telling me the bogans aren’t drinking enough to keep the place viable?

James-T-Kirk 3:05 pm 30 Nov 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Can they close the Kambah tavern next? Who do I need to write to?

Why not buy it, and have it re-zoned as a Golf Course!

Can they close the Kambah tavern next? Who do I need to write to?

James-T-Kirk 1:16 pm 30 Nov 10

If it closes, then where will the bogans drink????

Think of the bogans.

georgesgenitals 1:04 pm 30 Nov 10

Mouse said :

The Kippax was a good place for a beer with mates. It ws frequented by tradesmen, motorcycle riders, women and families, and everyone had a job (except for any retirees) . Well, it’s closed so all you panty-waist,light-soy-latte sippers had better start worrying. We might come to your place now….. and the Maggies isn’t out of the question. But there are too many cops there all the time!

Boom-tish!

Mouse 12:44 pm 30 Nov 10

The Kippax was a good place for a beer with mates. It ws frequented by tradesmen, motorcycle riders, women and families, and everyone had a job (except for any retirees) . Well, it’s closed so all you panty-waist,light-soy-latte sippers had better start worrying. We might come to your place now….. and the Maggies isn’t out of the question. But there are too many cops there all the time!

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