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Change for Crown St Red Door Building

Change for Crown St Red Door Building

A freehold terrace building on a prominent position at Surry Hills in inner Sydney and well known for its distinctive red front doors is changing hands – and also doors.

Ray White Commercial South Sydney’s John Skufris said the two storey property at 368 Crown Street, Surry Hills, has been referred to locally over the years as “that building with the red doors”.

“The building had been the home of the popular Maltese Cafe dating back to the 1950s,” said Mr Skufris, the managing agent for the building.

More recently, Watts on Crown, recognised as a top 10 Sydney hotspot in 2012 by American food and travel writer Brad A. Johnson, traded from the premises.

Another hospitality group is preparing to lease the building, fitting out over the two levels with a new outdoor balcony upstairs. However, those red doors will be going.

John Skufris said: “The building has recently been leased to another food and beverage operator. However, we have been told the famous red doors will be removed and replaced with new ones.

“The red doors have been synonymous with the building for more than 50 years.”

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