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The Vineyard – St Kilda Icon at Risk

June 28, 2010

St Kilda music and culture icon The Vineyard is under threat, with patron numbers likely to be cut. Port Phillip Council will vote tomorrow on a proposal to open to tender the lease on the Acland Street venue and to reduce the number of patrons inside to 100.

The venue was opened in 99 by the Iodice brothers, who have welcomed patrons into the venue and provided brilliant live music to the community – all with no cover charge.

Locals feel that the closure of other St Kilda hot spots such as City Cafe, Bennedicts and book store Metropolis had made The Vineyard a relic of creativity on a ”soulless strip”. St Kilda residents are very active and vocal in protecting their neighbourhood – they recently saved the Esplanade Hotel from a makeover and reduced the size of a proposed adjacent apartment development from 38 storeys to 10.

The ”Keepin’ the Vineyard Live” Facebook page has 2300 members and celebrities such as Triple M breakfast host Mieke Buchan and actor Sullivan Stapleton are in support.  Login and join in the support too!

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