New life for Sydney's heritage
Sydney’s Hay Street region was, until recently, part of the fringe of Chinatown, catering mainly to Chinese produce shops, cafes and other small businesses. Close to Central Station it was, in the peak of rail travel, a fashionable end of town with large department stores, hotels and theatres including the magnificent Capitol Theatre.
Adjacent to the Capitol Theatre and across Parker Street is another development. This is Capitol Square, a heritage building which originally housed the AJS Bank, a saddlery and associated stables in a centre court, and the old Palace Hotel. Capitol Square will be renovated to house a new 94-room hotel and complementary retail services.
Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015