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The Roosevelt

The Roosevelt, Sven Almenning’s latest venture to open having just launched EDV in Melbourne, is not simply a new bar to the Sydney scene. In fact the venue site has quite a history and was once owned and operated (as the Roosevelt Club) by Abe Saffron – aptly named ‘the boss of the Cross’ – a man considered to have been heavily involved in Sydney’s post-war organised crime scene.”The basic theme and concept behind the venue is we’re trying to reinvigorate and bring back to life what the Roosevelt was,” explained Barry Chalmers, venue manager. “Obviously we’ll be changing it a little and putting in a new creative direction,” Chalmers explained.