On 30 May the Old Bar announced on Facebook that ‘ The last six months have been extremely difficult for a lot of businesses including us and the reality of The Old Bar as you know it closing is looming. If things remain the way they are we won’t see this winter out which is really distressing for us as owners but also all our wonderful staff.‘
In addition to the news that the Old Bar may soon close due to declining income and rising costs, the Burlesque Bar also seems to be in trouble. While its social media suggests business as usual, ASIC has published an insolvency notice indicating that the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation is seeking to wind up the company. Thanks to @bitsroy for this information.