Long-standing Sydney CBD venue Frankie’s Pizza has shared news that it will be demolished to make way for the Metro trainline.

The venue announced this week that on 12 May, it received a letter under its door informing them that the building would be demolished sometime in mid- to late-2022.

“There’s been a lot to digest in a short amount of time so we’re doing our very best with that, and helping our staff through the process also. The long-term fate for Frankie’s as we know it is out of our control, but our legacy as one of the world’s great rock bars is set in stone,” read a press release from Frankie’s.

“The people are on our side, and we are taking this opportunity to give them our very best while we still can. Every resource and all of our energy will be poured into the ‘final campaign’, our last great statement, there are still memories to be made, the biggest year in our history starts now.”

The venue will be free to maintain normal operations until the time of demolition. The team at Frankie’s have said they will be using this opportunity to “raise the stakes and give the people what they want, while we can”.

As part of this last hoorah, Frankie’s Pizza has upped the ante on its live music programming, adding more bands and more bills to a lineup that now comprises events on every night of the year.

From Monday 24 May, Frankie’s Pizza will also be launching a Happy Hour of $1 pizza slices between 4pm and 6pm every night of the week.

Until the time of demolition, Frankie’s will be releasing more news on events and specials via their newsletters and social channels.