The Royal Derby hotel on the corner of Brunswick St and Alexandra Parade had a very slick South Yarra style makeover back in 2008, which had no vibe and which obviously did not retain customers. It’s now closed and undergoing another makeover. I don’t know why they bother. With the ambiance killing road outside and its traffic noise, the building is no good for entertainment or occupation. It may be alright for offices but otherwise I can’t see it ever working.