Espy Finally Given The Green Light To Commence Renovations

11 December 2015 | 9:51 am | Neil Griffiths

It's on its way back.

The Espy. Pic: Google Maps

The Espy. Pic: Google Maps

St Kilda's iconic live music spot The Esplanade Hotel has finally been cleared to commence renovations after the venue was forced to close indefinitely last month due to a number of objections to the proposed works. 

As Herald Sun reports, Port Phillip councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday night in favour of the renovations, which includes a brand new rooftop terrace. 

The Espy originally closed on 8 May with the aim to re-open in time for summer, however a number of complaints by locals halted renovations, which included concerns of noise levels and drunken behaviour. 

The permit has  been approved with the condition of a live music ban on the rooftop terrace, which also must have a retractable roof that is closed at 10pm every day. 

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Mayor Bernadene Voss of the approved renovations, "St Kilda is well known for its live music and the Espy is a big part of that."

The Music has contacted the Espy for comment.