Goodtime Hospitality snaps up Darlinghurst institution
Goodtime Hospitality Group has purchased Darlinghurst favourite, East Village – the second acquisition for the group co-founded by James Bodel and Locky Paech.
The group recently reopened West Village in Petersham, previously known as the White Cockatoo.
Sold as Freehold Going Concern by John Manetti of Manetti Quinlan & Associates, East Village’s four storey, 100 year old heritage site is situated on the corner of Palmer and Liverpool streets, boasting views of the city skyline from its 100 square metre rooftop.
Goodtime Hospitality plans to reactivate all levels of the venue, with designers Alexander and Co.- which also worked on West Village – commissioned to recreate the Darlinghurst institution before it reopens in spring 2016.
The kitchen will be headed by executive chef Nathan Holowell, and will stay true to Goodtime’s commitment to delivering modern Australian pub food.
Paech said the group have had their eye on the site for the past year.
“There’s so much potential in the East Village and it’s a great opportunity to revive this beloved pub,” he said.