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.au