Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Pond in Darlinghurst gets a second life as The Commons
The Pond in Darlinghurst has reinvented itself as The Commons. The beer sponsorship is past tense and now the team is running the show entirely on its own whims.
I like the look of the (almost-ready) downstairs Even Books library – venue manager Bob says you'll need to contribute two books to join, and then you'll be free to take out a volume at a time. He also mentioned there are a few more changes taking place, and forecasts that things will be more or less shipshape in the next handful of days.
I'm also a fan of the name change and what it means. There are multiple reasons for the switch in signage, but the undercurrent behind "The Commons" is that it belongs to everyone – especially as so many people pitched in to make it a reality.
The Commons, 32 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW (02) 9358 1487, www.thecommons.com.au