Back in February 1992, more than one million people went to the Coogee Bay Hotel.
From Midnight Oil to Crowded House, INXS, The Angels and Nirvana, Selina’s has hosted the best of the best.
However, Selina’s is coming to an end, with the club set to be demolished – along with much of the beachfront pub – if plans for a $112m redevelopment receive their final council approvals.
The hotel’s owner Chris Cheung has acknowledged the venue’s iconic music history but admits that the club has not been used as a “regular concert venue” since 2009 and there is simply “no room for Selina’s” in future plans for the hotel, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The businessman has cited “legislations like alcohol harm minimisation” as pushing the venue into closure.
“If you want business, you want numbers, but more numbers with live music, means more adrenalin and drinks which can lead to problems — those days are gone,” Cheung revealed, back in 2015.
“There’s no mosh pits anymore – we have to put safety first.”
The new development plans for the Coogee Bay Hotel include 60 residential units above the hotel premises alongside a supermarket, hotel accommodation, basement parking and new restaurants.