Inner West Whispers – 284

Sports Club reno, The Inner West goes (more) gourmet, our apologies

• Canada Bay Council has agreed to rezone the site of the former Drummoyne Sports Club to allow a block of apartments to be built. The property on Hythe Street, has been in a derelict state since the club went into administration and the property was sold in 2012. The development plans, pending approval, include 65-75 new apartments, car park and private recreation area. The abandoned site recently became the fodder of tabloid headlines when a blogger revealed it was likely the clubhouse of a local youth gang, the Drummoyne Boys Club (also known as ‘DB’), once well-known in the area for their amateur criminal antics and ‘lad’ aesthetic.

• A heap of gourmets are arriving in the Inner West with the opening of the heritage-listed Rozelle Tramsheds, redeveloped by Mirvac into a luxury food and café ‘precinct’. Offerings range from the obvious (Gelato Messina), to local superstars (Fish & Co) and a new eatery by former Ciao columnist, Jared Ingersoll. Broadway’s new food court (also partly owned by Mirvac) is not-so-surprisingly going down the same ‘luxury food’ route with a Din Tai Fung and Zues Greek. Sheesh, what happened to the usual fast food suspects? No wonder we were all covertly lining up at the temporary Glebe maccas! 

We stuffed up!

Ciao Magazine profusely apologises for statements made in this section of Whispers in our previous edition, which we have now come to know are factually incorrect. Deicorp is not involved in legal disputes with residents of the Erskineville Star Printery and statements made regarding residents of Redfern were published by Home 789, not Deicorp. Any implication that Petersham RSL Club has not followed due procedure in their decision to collaborate with Deicorp was not intended and is also unfounded.