Voodoo bar to animate former Clarence Street, Sydney car parking space

Alistair WalshMay 6, 20130 min read

A new voodoo-themed bar is set to launch in a vacant laneway car park in Sydney.

The proprietors of the planned Papa Gede bar, have secured a five year lease for a lower ground floor car-park at 207 Clarence Street.

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The space - located on the lower ground 139 square metre site area - was formerly used by the office tenants to park four cars with storage space and bathing facilities.

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The leasing agent, John Skufris from Ray White, says the tenants have either started taking public transport or have found other parking.

“The city’s western corridor has proven extremely popular for small bar operators, particularly the precinct bounded by Market, Erskine, George and Kent streets,” Skufris says.

“We received more enquiries for the lower ground floor of 207 Clarence Street from small bar operators than traditional car parking requirements.

“We also received enquiries from prospects including gym, bicycle and wellbeing groups partly due to the availability of weekend building access.”

According to branding of the bar designed by graphic designer Steve Hanzic, drinks will include 'corpse reviver #2', 'death in the afternoon' and 'hangman’s blood'.

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The building, known as CBD House, has four levels plus a basement area located between King and Market streets. The 109 square metre top floor is up for lease through Ray White.

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter
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