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Merivale's Inner West Portfolio Has Expanded Again with the Purchase of Norton's Irish Pub

The Parramatta Road pub will become Merivale's fourth inner west venue.
By Ben Hansen
May 19, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
May 19, 2021
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Merivale has acquired its fourth venue within Sydney's inner west, purchasing the long-standing Norton's Irish Pub. Sitting at the corner of Norton Street and Parramatta Road, Leichardt, just down from the suburb's Italian Forum and Norton Plaza, the pub currently operates as your tried-and-true Irish pub and sports bar with a classic pub food menu. Merivale, no doubt, have big ideas for the venue with future plans for it expected to be announced in the coming months.

Norton's joins Vic on the Park, Queens Hotel and 3 Weeds as part of Merivale's inner west portfolio. "It is such a privilege to be part of Sydney's vibrant inner west; every suburb has a unique energy and their local pubs play a special role in shaping their culture," said CEO Justin Hemmes.

While 3 Weeds is currently closed, the Rozelle neighbourhood pub and bistro is expected to reopen later in 2021 under Merivale's ownership, following an extensive refurbishment. The heritage-listed venue will feature the first inner west outpost of Merivale's popular Italian eatery, Totti's.

Totti's Bondi

Merivale currently operates more than 60 venues across Sydney, including Mr. Wong, The Beresford, Ivy and Coogee Pavilion. Hemmes' collection of bars and restaurants has been growing in recent years, with the purchase of venues such as The Duke of Gloucester Hotel and Hotel Centennial. Earlier in 2021, Hemmes purchased waterside bar The Quaterdeck on the NSW south coast and the historic Tomasetti House down in Melbourne, marking Merivale's first ventures outside of Sydney.

Merivale will receive the keys to Norton's Irish Pub later this month.

Published on May 19, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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