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Phildo
26-01-2013, 05:43 PM
So, who's got the inside goss? What happened with Red Sea and Gold Bar?

Must have been very major to get shut down so suddenly.

Liquor bans on Subi nightspots - The West Australian (http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/15957603/liquor-bans-on-subi-nightspots/)

Almost 50 staff at two popular Subiaco nightspots are facing an uncertain future after liquor authorities suspended their licence to operate.
WA Police lodged a complaint with the Liquor Commission last month under Section 95 of the Liquor Control Act against the licensees of the Gold Bar and Club Red Sea, which operate under the same licence and at the same Rokeby Road property.
The police asked the commission to take disciplinary action against the licensee for breaching licence conditions - but neither police nor the commission would elaborate on the nature of the complaint.
On Thursday, director of liquor licensing Barry Sargeant issued a Section 91 order, which suspends the venues' licence. The order means the Gold Bar and Red Sea cannot trade until the suspension is lifted.
"This is a very serious situation for the licensee of the venues which employs 40 part-time staff and seven full-time staff," a spokeswoman for the licensee said.
"For the majority of staff, their position at the nightclubs represents their only source of income.
"The nightclub owners will have to assess which staff may need to be laid off."
The spokeswoman also said the owners were trying to notify patrons of the situation. Functions, including an Australia Day event, birthday parties, hens' nights and charity events - have been cancelled.
Gold Bar bar manager Caleb Bloomer works up to four shifts a week at the venue to support himself as he studies commerce at the University of WA.
He said staff and patrons had been aware of the complaint since last month and had been signing a petition to keep the nightspot open.
"It's come as a bit of a blow to me because, financially, I am trying to support myself and not many places are looking for workers at this time of the year," Mr Bloomer said.
"We haven't heard about what will happen with pay and, until this is resolved, I'm not sure if I will be able to support myself and pay the rent."
The Racing, Gaming and Liquor website shows the licensees are Winter Holdings (WA) Pty Ltd, White Dee Pty Ltd and Red Cee Pty Ltd.
Business searches show Victoria Winter, the wife of former Olympic boxer Adam Forsyth, is the director and secretary of Winter Holdings, while nightclub entrepreneur Jon Sainken is the director of White Dee, and John and Gary Masel are the directors of Red Cee.

imitch
26-01-2013, 06:48 PM
Don't go to gold bar much but Red Sea toilets are basically piss ankle deep so stopped going there and avoided subi altogethere

Crobbo
26-01-2013, 06:54 PM
Don't go to gold bar much but Red Sea toilets are basically piss ankle deep so stopped going there and avoided subi altogethere

Lol and if their carpet was stuck to the ceiling you could walk upside down on it so sticky. Ewwww.

Gixxerguy
26-01-2013, 07:30 PM
The Red Sea is a disgusting venue, if the womens toilets are anything like the mens, I reckon i know where the name came from. I'm not at all surprised they are having issues, but I genuinely expected hygeine issues before liquor trading.

Commander Keen
27-01-2013, 11:52 AM
Constant overcrowding. They were always way over their occupancy limits.

Desmo
27-01-2013, 12:31 PM
The Red Sea is a disgusting venue, if the womens toilets are anything like the mens, I reckon i know where the name came from. I'm not at all surprised they are having issues, but I genuinely expected hygeine issues before liquor trading.

Section 95 covers a wide range of issues including, but not limited to;

(c) the licensed premises —

(i) have fallen into disrepair; or

(ii) are otherwise in an unsatisfactory condition; or

(iii) have been altered without the prior approval of the Director; or

(iv) contravene the requirements of a written law as to planning, building, health, or safety;

So it could easily have been a health and safety issue.

Flamedance
28-01-2013, 12:29 PM
What desmo said. Health breaches are included in liquor act. Being clubs though I would guess it will be a combination of exceeding licenced capacity and serving underage patrons.

Crobbo
29-01-2013, 02:27 PM
.... and they're back open.

Dr. Venkman
03-02-2013, 11:15 AM
According to the Subiaco Post (dated 2nd of February) they were shut due to not having walk through metal detectors, they were part of the conditions of their licenses a few years ago because of concerns about bikies out nightclubbing

Crobbo
03-02-2013, 12:12 PM
What other clubs have walk through metal detectors?

boeman
04-02-2013, 07:28 PM
Think there is some out the front of Paramount, but im pretty sure theyre fake and there to probably keep their licence. The couple of times i went there a year or so ago they weren't in use.

Better, cleaner option in the area for me would be Llama Bar.

Or just get fucking hammered and go to hipe club. Can catch a tune, a drink, a cab and a venerial disease all in one easy operation.

Kaido
04-02-2013, 08:05 PM
What other clubs have walk through metal detectors?

the only club which i know has handheld metal detectors is Metros in NB.

Constant overcrowding, wouldn't think would be the issue it was always a cunt to get into gold bar. making you line up for ages, won't let you in if you where in a group of just guys etc