The Pond in Darlinghurst has reinvented itself as The Commons. The beer sponsorship is past tense and now the team is running the show entirely on its own whims.
I like the look of the (almost-ready) downstairs Even Books library – venue manager Bob says you’ll need to contribute two books to join, and then you’ll be free to take out a volume at a time. He also mentioned there are a few more changes taking place, and forecasts that things will be more or less shipshape in the next handful of days.
I’m also a fan of the name change and what it means. There are multiple reasons for the switch in signage, but the undercurrent behind “The Commons” is that it belongs to everyone – especially as so many people pitched in to make it a reality.
The Commons, 32 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW (02) 9358 1487, www.thecommons.com.auTags: Darlinghurst, The Commons, The Pond
Oooh, I was there Wednesday night. Didn’t get to see it as The Pond, but got to say I like The Commons. The food was good – the type I like: simple, tasty and not too pretentious. But that’s so disappointing that there was a library downstairs and I didn’t know!!!! Aaah. Would love to have seen that. I thought it was just toilets and a store room. Def a good reason to go back. Thanks, Lee!
Natalie, so glad you liked it and yes, the library is a good reason to go back! I was a bit disappointed I didn’t get to see it properly either (it was closed off when I was there, but you could peek through the glass and Bob told me a bit about it). I’m sure you’re also looking forward to contributing books and being a card-carrying library member.