Kings Cross Life - Fuzz's story





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Published on Dec 10, 2012

Fuzz owns and runs a venue at the Gateway into the Cross, his place is all about great drinks and community. From his door he sees the comings and goings to and from the cross and recognises a change the closer it gets to midnight that transforms this bustling bubble of energy into a wasteland.

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There are not many places like Kings Cross in the entire world, where there is such open thinking and such open-mindedness. You can walk past all sorts of people on the street. I am the owner of a small bar restaurant on the edge of Kings Cross called Awkward. When we operate here during the day it is fantastic -- you have that nice community full feel, and then even in the night it's fabulous, you know. Monday to Thursday night and Friday till about eleven o'clock, and then something happens and it changes. You know Its like your having a great night, and a great night, and a great night, and then you get to midnight and its like oh no, we have crossed that line. At about midnight - one o'clock I have to go stand at the door myself, and refuse people entry, and that is way to early for a city like this. I mean, everyone has been there, everyone has gotten blind drunk once in their life, at least. But you see the same people every week; just people walking in and out of the cross, they will walk in looking wonderful, they just look so polished. At four o'clock in the morning we see them walk back, you know staggering across the road and not glamorous anymore. I mean, the thinking is very short term, its sort of like, I am going to get trashed tonight, and that's it. But there are more ways of having fun, you can't form relationships, you can't form friendships, you can't form anything proper, anything solid based on alcohol, because you aren't yourself. I think a lot of operators in this area would love to operate a real twenty-four hub, but we can't do that. Go into these venues and have a good night, go into these venues and have a good night, go into these venues and have a drink, not ten. Experience where you are, sit down, you know talk to the staff, and get to know the people on the next table, create friendships, create relationships, create a community. So that, that's what you have when this phase of your life is over. Come in and just enjoy it, it's a great place


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