He eventually negotiated a deal to open the top floor as a music venue. I want to see people leaving and being inspired. It should be more about supporting the community and having an amazing time together.
The freeze came into effect 10 years ago, instituting a ban on new late night licenses in Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra. Peek into one of the intimate booths on the far side of the room and you might glimpse Deaf patrons laughing and signing to each other. I walked with him into this building. Now, the queer community that flourished in the space has been left wondering what will replace it. I want to see people leaving and being inspired. The pink neon sign, reading XOXO, shone through the fog like a beacon. Simona Castricum over a latte in Carlton, inner-city Melbourne. He hopes someone is up to the challenge. This was back before they had a booth, [when] you were DJing on the stage. It was like a Masonic, secret society thing, with this old relic sign flickering. Hidden in a nondescript laneway near the corner of La Trobe and Elizabeth streets, Hugs is much more like the gritty clubs of the early rave scene than the slick, corporate venues that host most dance music events today. It should be more about supporting the community and having an amazing time together. It helped her come to terms with who she was as a trans woman, giving her a safe place to explore her identity. The venue has become a beacon for the queer community, who have shaped the space into something both wild and welcoming. Hugo knew he had found something special. As of October of , only one permanent exemption had been granted, while several one off licenses were granted. As the march of gentrification continues, and a government freeze on liquor licenses past 1am strangles the nightlife community, venues like Hugs are only becoming scarcer. Patrons can sign up online, or register on their phones before entering, and the result has been that the venue has accumulated over 35, members, making it one of the biggest members only clubs in the Southern Hemisphere. We thought the table was going to collapse. He eventually negotiated a deal to open the top floor as a music venue. In , the policy was loosened somewhat to so that small venues with less than person capacity could apply for an exemption. The freeze is set to continue through
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