The Enmore spot will shut its doors after losing a licensing battle with the local council.
Back in November, the Inner West venue announced it was locked in a licensing dispute with the local council which would threaten its future. This week, the owners took to social media to explain that the fight had been lost. After three decades operating as a late-night music venue—and close to a century as a pub—SLYFOX will be closing down.
A final run of five parties will be held from January 10th to 18th, featuring regulars like Pepperpot, GABBY, Kerry Wallace, Danni B and Prunk.
Read the venue's full announcement.
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SlyFox - Last Chance to Dance! (Link in Bio for event info) . It saddens us greatly to inform you all that SLYFOX, the Inner Wests late night music venue over the past 30 years will shut it’s doors on Saturday the 18th January 2020. . We have fought long & hard over the last few years, especially over the last 6 months against horrific lies from local residents & arguably unlawful tactics, of the Inner West Council. . We’d like to first of all thank the majority of the surrounding residents/Innerwesties, SLYFOX regulars & the sheer thousands of dancers for being a part of this amazing little live music venue over the last 4 years, we wouldn’t have lasted this long without you regularly attending the venue, you were the life of this venue – thank you so very much. . We’d like to thank the thousands of dj’s, promoters, bands, improv performers, comedians, yogis, market stall holders & fund raisers, without you SLYFOX wouldn’t have had the entertainment the people in the area loved so much & enjoyed on a weekly basis. . We’d like to thank our dedicated staff/owners for their dedication & hard work in the venue for the last 4 years of operation, it hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve made friendships & memories that will last a lifetime & no council will ever be able to take that away from us – thank you all so very much. . * LAST CHANCE TO DANCE * . To anyone who has seen their favourite dj play, met a new friend, celebrated a birthday, watched a favourite band, chuckled to a comedian, connected with a random at the bar, had a mad solo late night out, high fived one of our bar staff, had a laugh with our security or simply danced the night away, we ask you to join us for ONE LAST DANCE to celebrate our 4 years over the next 2 weeks of events to farewell this venue into the history books. . We’ve enlisted all our regular dj’s & promoters to be a part of the final parties over the next 2 weeks, so please join us THE LAST CHANCE TO DANCE! . Long live SLYFOX in all our hearts xxx
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