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SA clubs hit with new fees: “This could be the tip of the iceberg”
It would be devastating to see Sugar go, let's hope something can be done to reverse this decision
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SA clubs hit with new fees: “This could be the tip of the iceberg”
Australia is getting lamer every year!
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So they can save more money by staying open till 4am as opposed to 3am with the same amount of people? Seems a bit counter-intuitive.


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Way to make Adelaide an even more attractive tourist destination...
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It's anti-competition, anti culture, it means higher drink prices and it does fuck all to curb violence. Seen it in Brisbane already
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"$700 per year for more than 700ppl & $5,000 for traders trading past 2am or 4am". Big whoop!!! Clubs make that in 1/4 of a night....! It's not as if they can't afford it.

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If you're running a club on the smell of an oily rag, taking regular risks with expensive internationals, I think $5700 in one whack wouldn't be that easy. As Driller says, it would make more sense to do it in quarterly installments.
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"$700 per year for more than 700ppl & $5,000 for traders trading past 2am or 4am". Big whoop!!! Clubs make that in 1/4 of a night....! It's not as if they can't afford it.

the issue isn't with large pubs/clubs the problem lies with small one room venues that do run on small budgets, tight margins and rely on solid promoters to stay alive.

what should be happening is the same trend as other states and has been happening in other areas in the world for some time. creating a two tier system for small and large bars/venues. those that can afford, pay the big fees while small niche venues are allowed to operate reasonably free from the significant red tape since their impact to surrounding areas is significantly smaller compared to a 1,500++ person venue. Adelaide is crying out for a decent small bar scene with decent acts. bars like the Botanic and La bohem are the perfect example for this model. also given the culture places like cork and Grace (in Norwood) are perfect examples of small bars that can be wildly popular, and if more were created, would produce a great atmosphere in the city.

the increasing of taxes on bars was done in Sydney 10-15 years ago and they've only just seen the light and created a 2 tier system for bars. Someone should probably point this out to the SA licencing department.

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well done sofu, perhaps your most offensive post yet!

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Get off the dancefloor Driller.....and sort these fuckers out.......
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Freaking bollocks...save Sugar (amazing!!!)...save SA clubs!
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The Adelaide scene would be absolute balls if Sugar wasn't there. That along with Cuckoo is probably the only decent club to go in the city.
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SA clubs hit with new fees: “This could be the tip of the iceberg”
Same thing happened in canberra. But here it was if you want to stay open pass midnight theres a fee.
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