The Canberra Times has the intriguing news that the owners of the Uni Pub (and the Civic Pub and Kingston Hotel) are planning to duplicate the facility on London Circuit.
The new hotel, which is yet to be named, will comprise three storeys and a basement housing cloakrooms and toilets. Mr Dawn said he expected it to be up and running in 12-18 months.
His company has also lodged plans with the ACT Planning and Land Authority to develop the side of the building, which runs into and off Darwin Place behind Uni Pub, into a 270sqm garden bar.
The area would include a new veranda and a retractable wall to enclose a heated ”tropical” garden. While Mr Dawn is preparing to start retrofitting the building for the hotel within days, the plans for the garden bar are yet to be approved.
With New Acton going up in smoke all those new apartment dwellers will need somewhere to go we suppose.