Owners of the Newtown Hotel, Newtown Colonial Hotel, have re-lodged their application for a liquor licence, under the name of Helen Kritikos. The application will be considered under the state’s new liquor laws.

The application, on display outside the building, states an intention for the venue to have a 500 person capacity, with provisions for live entertainment. There is no mention of whether it would be run as a gay venue.

No mention has been made of former licensee David McHugh’s licence, which is still attached to the premises.

A media spokesman for the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing confirmed they had not yet received an application for the removal of McHugh’s licence, which could affect Newtown Colonial Hotel’s chances.

Comments on the submission can be directed to Gwynne Thompson Solicitors, PO Box K59. Haymarket 1240 or email gwynthom@ozemail.com.au.

The application goes to the Downing Centre on April 7.

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