Silent night: The iconic Sydney venues killed by lockout laws

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Kings Cross in Sydney, Australia was an area known for its seedy underbelly, its boozy nights and its ability to drag you in and spit you out. It was the centre of an otherwise tame city that prided itself on its wild characters and its raucously good times.

Now Kings Cross in Sydney is known for its empty streets, closed down and abandoned businesses and instead paints a very vivid picture of an over-regulated city.

On Thursday, the iconic institution Hugos Lounge closed its doors and Sydney mourned again. It is the latest in a long list of decades-old establishments shutting down, and blaming the state government’s strict laws Read more…

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