Sydney’s famous Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice will be closing its Hunter Street doors.
The late-night pizza joint and live music venue will be demolished to make way for the new Metro West line, which will run from the CBD to Westmead, with one of the stations to be positioned on Hunter Street.
This will see the demolition of Frankie’s Pizza.
However, Transport Minister Andrew Constance told the Sydney Morning Herald that the venue will be looked after.
“Frankie’s is an important part of Sydney’s live music scene and we will make sure it is properly supported during this challenging time,” he told the publication.
“Sydney Metro is assigning Frankie’s a dedicated acquisition manager to guide them through this process and to help find another location.”
The venue has not released an official statement regarding the demolition.
“Business as usual this evening mates, a big huge Sabbath Sessions of six acts and bottomless memories to be made. Appreciating the flood of goodwill pouring in people. Rock and Roll,” they wrote on Facebook.
“You can’t shut this place down it’s a Sydney institution. I will riot,” one person commented.
Another added, “I’m completely heartbroken. Frankies always provided the most excellent nights and a space for the local rock and alternative music scene. I truly don’t know what I’ll do without your institution around. Thank you so much for staying strong through all the hard and good times.”
Tunnelling for the $27 billion Metro West project is due to start late next year.